I am supposed to be at work today, but am at home on the couch recovering from a bug or most likely a disagreement with something I ate on Wednesday. Yesterday I managed to eat 2 orange kool pops and 4 teddy bear biscuits - that was it. I don't function well if I don't eat (I would never survive on a desert island!), so it will take me a few days to recover.
Couldn't even watch tv yesterday, but am feeling a little better today. I just watched the beautiful Australian film "Black Balloon" which I recorded a few weeks ago. The film is told through the eyes of 16 year old Thomas and his relationship with his brother Charlie, who has severe autism and adhd. It is a moving, funny, lovely film; with brilliant acting from the young cast, (Rhys Wakefield, Gemma Ward and Luke Ford) as well as superb performances from Erik Thompson and Toni Collete as Thomas' and Charlie's parents.
Now to the dates - the Brunswick Music Festival and Sydney Road Street Party are coming up very soon, check out the program here http://www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au/ . There are some great local and international artists performing, I just got my program in the post today (ok, I had to ring and ask for a 2nd one because I have turned the house upside down and can't find the original one I got 2 weeks ago!).
The finders keepers market is coming back to Melbourne! http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/ I went last year and it was FANTASTIC, once we walked for miles and finally found the bloody thing! Note to market people - A FEW MORE SIGNS WOULD HELP.
Have a look at Pip's "Meet me at Mike's" blog from a couple of days ago - check out the Brown Owls link. There is a new Brown Owls group in Brunswick, meeting at the Retreat Hotel on Wednesday nights. Might have to check them out next time they meet!