It wasn't that we didn't do anything interesting this weekend - it just got away from us.
The usual bubbly Friday night to welcome in the weekend and a lovely French movie on the DVD machine was a good way to start. The movie was "A Distant Neighbourhood" and rather than explain it - check it out here.
It was a very intriguing movie and just with enough quirkiness. Saturday morning loomed and I dragged myself out of bed for our usual "Weekend Warrior" ride along Melbourne's famous Beach Road with thousands of other cyclists except this Saturday the clouds looked menacing so I turned in the other direction with the rain chasing me for the next 5 kms. Overall after the clouds moved on, I enjoyed a 70 kms ride and a well deserved coffee afterwards. Have I mentioned that Melbourne is the Coffee Capital of Australia - it's true.
I was home in time to shower and get ready for Sue's niece's birthday but with lots of food (and wine) it was an early Saturday night.
With a very heavy workload in my job lately, things at home have fallen behind so Sunday started with Sue's list of jobs (and mine). We are currently catching up with all those maintenance jobs that fall behind until you decide that not too far in the future, you will downsize and the house needs to be in a respectable condition for sale. Well I do have a few years to do that but NO, Sue says. So, painting, lawn mowing, weeding, etc.
After these jobs were ticked off, we visited friends for a glass of white wine in the Melbourne spring sunshine while we watched them paint - now that's what I call entertaining.
But I needed to get home as a friend had invited me to a concert of a past successful pop artist that now does stripped down versions of their past hits on electric acoustic guitar. This bloke was one I had no memory of but was pleasantly surprised. He was one of the singers of an 80s band called the Go Betweens.
That was our weekend in Melbourne - what did you do?