Lovely Weekend

It’s been an unexpectedly busy, but lovely weekend. As of Friday night, I had no plans for the weekend at all. But all of a sudden, a series of “spontaneous invitations” came through for lunch and dinner yesterday, and to catch up with my friend Kate, today.

We haven’t seen each other in real life for almost a year. The last time was at the opening of the Biennale of Sydney in March last year. At the time, Kate joked, “this might be the last gathering we go to for a while” and indeed she was right. She’s been coming to Sydney regularly to take care of her 93 year old mother, but trying to limit her interactions to protect her own health, and that of Joan. We’ve Skyped and spoken on the phone many times, but realised today, last March was the last time had seen each other in real life. So for most of the day, we masked up.

Kate at Market City, Haymarket
Kate at Market City, Haymarket
Year of the Ox at World Square, Sydney
Year of the Ox at World Square, Sydney
We had lunch today at a restaurant in Chinatown, and this happened. I’ve already shared this on social media, and friends keep saying they can’t stop watching this. They really didn’t think it through, did they? When we told the head waiter, he said, “I told them not to put it there!”

We also visited the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring the works of Lindy Lee, called “Moon In A Dew Drop”. There’s a few works which did absolutely nothing for me (a range of very “dark” works), but there’s also lots of works like the two below which I really, really loved. I really love the way her works “play” with light and dark, and shade and colour. Definitely worth a look.

Birth and Death by Lindy Lee at MCA
Birth and Death by Lindy Lee at MCA
Moonlight Deities by Lindy Lee at MCA
Moonlight Deities by Lindy Lee at MCA

8 thoughts on “Lovely Weekend

    1. Hello James, Re the clip, it’s the frustrated expression on your face that made me laugh.
      Surprised that you were out and about today after being up all hours to watch #Melfest. Can’t wait to get up to Sydney again and go to MCA. Always amazing and interesting exhibitions to see. Love having lunch on the roof-top terrace overlooking the harbour. Will probably wait until we are all vaccinated before venturing out of Victoria. Hope to go up to Melbourne later this week to visit the Biennale at NGV. Jazzy strides BTW.

          1. Andrew, yes, yes, you are correct. The Biennale is in Sydney of course. I’m getting older and more silly.

  1. As Kate kind of predicted and of course worse here in my state. We all has our own thoughts in March. Mine were of uncertainty and internal panic after returning to Victoria from Tasmania, but of course I never let that show. The clip is funny, but I suppose the door paused open long enough for the camera to work.

    1. Yeah it worked in the end. Kate did hers while I kept the door open by standing in place, and then I did mine at the entrance to the restaurant. Yes, almost a year. March 17 was when I started working from home.

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