Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On the Weekend

We have had a really hectic weekend. On Saturday we went into the city to see an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Monet and the Impressionists is on tour from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. I love impressionist art and I thought the exhibition was excellent. After that we popped into the Lindt chocolate shop for truffles and then on to Marmak for lunch. Marmak is a favourite city cafe which specialises in malaysian street food. As usual our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we coudn't eat all we ordered. We spent the afternoon window shopping in the many city travel and camping shops trying to decide what we need to buy for our upcoming Europe trip.

Saturday night we went to our annual church quiz night. The night is to raise funds for our church's extensive youth programmes. We did really well, with our table finishing third. Only 5 points behind the lead. We were particularly pleased with our performance given that the age spread at ours was just early to mid-twenties.

Sunday was another busy day. We went back to the city to actually do our travel purchasing. DH got some really nice polar fleeces and a large day-pack. What gets me is that the men actually have much more choice in travel gear than women do. I got one polar fleece, a couple of fine merino jumpers and some solid walking shoes. When we got home the two little girls next door came for a visit with the dogs. We didn't end up getting lunch until 4pm! We capped the weekend off with church in the evening.

Last night we went to a Services reception at Government House. It was a very swish affair and we were very pleased to be invited. I certainly wouldn't mind being the Governor one day as Government House is in the middle of the Botanic Gardens and just gorgeous. DH was one of the more junior officers there but we managed to find some of his navy colleagues from ADFA to chat to.

I am off for a residential management course for the rest of this week so will be unlikely to be able to post until the weekend. So, hope you all have a great week and shall check in soon!


  1. Impressionism is one of my favorite periods! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

  2. How exciting that you are taking a Europe trip - where are you plannig on visiting?