Sunday in the Park

Dancing in the Park
Dancing in the Park

As I wandered through the park today I noticed a group of young people doing a “dance routine”. “What a fantastic thing”, I thought to myself. In the midst of a chilly winter day in Sydney – still loads warmer than Stockholm in March – it was great to see a bunch of people out and about doing something fun and positive in a public setting.

I was on my way to buy a new CD/DVD for my computer as the one I’ve had has died and needed replacing. Looking for a replacement was surprisingly difficult. Everywhere I looked there were lots of external hard drives etc, but the old CD/DVD seemed to be few and far between. Perhaps they’re on their way out, also?

Speaking of replacement technology, I’ve had a few technological issues lately. I spilled a glass of wine on my netbook computer (not a good look) which is going to require a replacement. I dropped my camera, though it has survived intact. And the power system on my computer also died. Luckily I’ve been able to fix them all, except the netbook keyboard which is going to involve a visit to their service centre at Silverwater. Groan. But replacing a CD/DVD and power system has been reasonably straight-forward, and a reasonably fun way to spend the holiday weekend.

Aside from that bit of computer excitement, I’ve watched a bit of tv and chatted online for a while.

Tonight I also went for a bit of a walk around the neighbourhood. A bit of exercise, you know.

As I walked around the neighbourhood I noticed the pubs were packed to the rafters with soccer fans. I’d imagine quite a few people are using the convenience of tomorrow’s public holiday for an all-nighter to watch the match live at about 4.30am. All of the pubs, however, I suspect have midnight closing times. Thus, I think there might be a few tears tonight.

Looking ahead to the week, there’s the holiday tomorrow which is much appreciated. And then on Thursday morning, I’m flying to Melbourne for the opening of ABBAWORLD.

ABBAWORLD, the Official Interactive Exhibition approved and supported by ABBA, opens at Melbourne’s Federation Square on Saturday 19 June at 10am.

Infused with state-of-the-art technology, the highly interactive experience will take visitors on a mind-blowing journey through ABBAWORLD’S 25 environments, displayed over 3 levels, at Federation Square.

Apart from displaying exclusive footage, stage costumes, images and memorabilia from the personal collections of the world’s most cherished pop icons; Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Frida, ABBAWORLD is also an extraordinary multimedia exhibition that enables visitors to experience the music and magic of ABBA in a completely new and distinctive way.

It will be fun to catch up with some of my fellow fans… esp. as I have tickets to the VIP opening.

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