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1 week off blogging!

Last week I just didn’t end up updating my blog for 1 whole week!   *shock*

It sort of felt like a relief not having to write a little anecdote or story from my day.  But I also felt like I betrayed my diary by not updating it for the week!  Oh no!  In a few years will I look back at that week and wonder, “What did I get up to?”   Or maybe my personal goal of updating the blog every weekday is just too much.  I mean, I don’t want to dribble on about nothing.  Not like this post today 🙂

It really all started when I was too busy on Tuesday.  But then on Wednesday I started to come down with a cold, and then I eventually had Thursday and Friday off work to recover at home.  And that was it… no blog update for a whole week.

I did see my blog stats continue to ramp downwards all last week.  Is that the payback?  Or maybe it’s the natural attrition of my post of the Fairytale violin music. Hmmm….

Melbourne holiday planning part 2

So we’ve booked our accomodation.  The next thing I usually do is start investigating what we can do once we get there.

And so I looked up Melbourne and Sydney on lastminute.com and tripadvisor, and drew up a list of potential activities for us and the kids – Phillip Island penguins, Great Ocean Road, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo, Collins Street, Lygon Street, St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, the Opera House, Powerhouse Museum, Manly, etc in Sydney…  But then I thought – we pack so much into our lives at home, we live and work by deadlines and checking off things in our Todo list or Inbox.   Do we want our holiday to be the same?

So, I’ll jot down some numbers and addresses of places just in case, but we’re looking to the freedom of walking around aimlessly without ANY commitments!!


Great…  so we’re leaving very soon, and yesterday, I’ve come down with a mini flu (cold shivers, headache, nausea) and our 7yo has come down with something bad last night (hot fever, phlegmy cough, lethargy).  Aaargghhhh..   have we been cramming in so much work and life in anticipation of our holiday?   I’m realllly looking forward to that red eye flight….  NOT

[Update 2]

Just browsing the event calendar for the Melbourne International Arts Festival and I saw that Interpreti Venezia have travelled from Venice to perform!  We saw this ensemble in Venice and I’m excited that Australians have the chance to see (and hear) them perform.   Unfortunately it seems many of their shows have already sold out.  More info here:  http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3384