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Saturday 24 January 2015
The Big Wheel, Moor's Head, Amanda Palmer
Then we headed off for the tram to meet up with more family and leave Chris to head off to meet up with friends. We were sad to say goodbye. It's been lovely to have her visiting from Ireland and Sylvia says she will miss Chris's makeup.
San Churro. So yummy. I was talking to my sister-in-law about nearby Costco. Erica has a membership and offered to take me over to buy some maple syrup. Which is how I found myself with 2 litres of the stuff in my bag. I was so excited at how cheap it was that I forgot how heavy it was to carry home. Oh well! At least I didn't spend $817 like the person in front of us at the cash register.
Sylvia and I headed home to have a quick play before taking her out to her friend's place for a sleepover. E and I were going out.
Rumi. They offer mainly "inauthentic pizzas", made in a Middle Eastern style, as well as dips, salads, and desserts.
I enjoyed reading the names of the pizzas: Omar Sharif, Shams of Tabriz, Beiruti and Fred the Deaf! There is a choice of round or long Turkish-style with quite a few vegetarian options. We started with drinks. E ordered the Uludag Gazos, a Middle Eastern style lemonade. I had a lovely sour cherry juice.
Amanda Palmer. She has written a book called The Art of Asking, reflecting on her crowdfunding experience as a musician and how our reluctance to ask for help can paralyse our lives.
At the reading she spoke to local artists, Justin Heazlewood and Tom Dickins about their crowdfunding experiences. her husband Neil Gaiman read some sections of her book exploring their relationship, and she sang some songs accompanying herself on ukelele. I think my favourite moment was when Amanda and Tom Dickins sang one of my favourite Glen Hansard songs, Falling Slowly.
This morning I woke up tired and achy. (I got a sunburnt back at the Botanic Gardens on Thursday.) Then I remembered I totally forgot about my dentist appointment yesterday. I left a message at their dentist's surgery and will have to ring them again with another grovelling apology on Tuesday. Meanwhile today has been more restful and hopefully we will get more quiet time over the Australia Day long weekend.
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