Now that we’ve got a bit of distance between Christmas Day and now, I figure I’ve unlaxed enough to be able to blog.It’s been interesting having all of J’s family staying with us – I haven’t had to cook for more than 6 people in many years. Last night’s Chicken in Soy was a case in point, and the lesson I learnt was “always cook more vegies!”We’ve had a very quiet few days and apart from codercat deciding that I really should be getting up with the birds too (0400!!) it’s been quite relaxing. We enjoyed mango daiquiris yesterday, courtesy of J’s sister who used to work in a bar; young T has been doing laps of the loungeroom, living room and just outside, and we made sure to jump in the pool on Tueday.Yesterday morning J, Spoonboy, S and I wandered in to GoMA at South Bank to see what the Andy Warhol exhibition had on offer. Parking was easy (well, it was Boxing Day) and cheap, entry was AUD20pp and we saw a massive amount of Warhol’s work covering (as far as I could see) his entire professional life.As somebody with an interest in photography, I was particularly interested in his use and extension of photography in his work. I’m not quite sure how I might describe it just yet (still have to read the exhibition catalogue book), but I found it very powerful while at the same time subtly disconcerting.Today after taking S+C off to Lennon’s for an overnight stay (a present from myself and J), J, C and I took young T for a walk to the park up the street, then for a roundabout meander along our street. Managed to get some semi-decent photos of our nephew on a swing, then when we got home I snapped him some more around home. The killer photos though are the ones from dinner (I made spag bol), where he was so keen to be at one with his dinner that he decided to wear the spaghetti (nose) and bits of broccoli (eyelid)! Just you wait for your 21st, kiddo, then all will be revealed .. image:: /images/smilies/icon_razz.gif
S+C and C+A will be heading home with a cd each of photos, should be a nice memento of our first Christmas here.It’s been a good time over the last few days. I just wish I could get a bit more sleep.