Friday, June 08, 2012

A Quiet Interlude

For some reason or other, I have felt disinclined to blog over the past week or so, but tonight finds me back in the mode.

On the home front, chaos reigns supreme, due to impending house renovations. We have to clear out all the front rooms and living area, in order to have new flooring and a new bathroom installed.

It’s probably fortunate that Lizzie will not have to put up with the disruption, but poor Willy is already disturbed by all the changes to his familiar environment.  It’s the depth of winter as well, so he is more inclined to huddle indoors than hang around outside when it’s cold.

I’ll have to move out during the renovation, fortunately only a few doors up. The neighbours who live there are going away for five weeks, and would normally leave their cat at a cattery. This time though I’ll be there keeping company with the sweet little Russian princess, Talia. I’ve always felt sorry for poor Talia as her owners seem to be away more often than they are at home, so she has spent most of her short life in catteries. 

Along with coping with the trying domestic situation, I’ve been intermittently keeping tabs on the progress of the Tex Murphy Kickstarter, and am delighted to report that the funding goal of $450,000 has been met. Kickstarter really sucks you in, and you find yourself supporting any number of other projects at the same time. It’s all due to the astonishing community there – they all support each other’s projects in a give and take kind of way.

Also I’ve been following Black Caviar’s preparations for taking on the world at Ascot.  She travelled in state in a special compression bodysuit, and arrived in good order according to reports. Can hardly wait for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the 23 June at Ascot.

And today, I took time out to enjoy a sweet and gentle in store at Basement Discs this afternoon.


The artist was Alison Ferrier, another local singer songwriter. Her short set, promoting her debut solo album Sugar Baby, was a soothing interlude in my day, her music being romantic with an old time sensibility - pretty melodies set to waltz time. Lovely stuff.

You can check her out at the link above.

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