Steph (normandie_m) wrote,

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Wherein Steph rambles on the subject of the last few days

Lent starts next week. :-p on that. Goodbye chocolate, goodbye ice cream. And coincidentally, hello university, since I have orientation next week and start classes the week after that.

I went and saw Big Fish on Saturday. It's very good, Burton as always, uses brilliant imagery and Albert Finney was wonderful as the older Edward Bloom. Didn't actually cry at the end, like a few other people I know have, but all the same, it was beautiful. A real treat.

Went to the concert that night too, which was also fantastic, even if Steven couldn't be there. They played a selection of classical and contemporary pieces.

Romeo and Juliet Overture and the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky
Intermezzo and the Dance of the Toreadors from Bizet's Carmen
The Blue Danube, Radetzky March and Thunder and Lightning polka by Johann Strauss
The theme from the Lone Ranger (the classical title alludes me at the moment. :p)
A few musical numbers from The Mikado, the theatre version of Beauty and the Beast and I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables

Steven gave me a necklace for Valentine's Day. It's a frosted silver heart on a chain. Very pretty. Of course, he loved his beleated birthday present....Mum managed to find the Union Jack that Dad kept from the Duke of York's 1991 visit to Papua New Guinea....Steven naturally tore through the house waving it for about 30 seconds. -.-;; Also gave him, as previously mentioned Machiavelli's The Art of War and some coins, which he adored (Thank you very much for arranging it, Karen.). He'll be back for a longer visit in a couple of weeks. He's agreed to go and see The Passion of the Christ with me so I'll have someone's arm to dig my nails into during the scourging and crucifixion scenes. -.-;

Today, I worked at the gift shop as per usual. Most Brisbane people on my friends list will also vouch for the fact that the weather today was just. dreadful. However, looking outside now, it looks like we're being granted a reprieve in the form of rain.

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