first off, a big shout out to jo and claire, who keep up to date with my life by reading this blog. makes me feel kind of…famous. or slack that we so rarely get together. we three actually managed to reunite last night with tara and peter for a bit of an ad hoc school reunion over wine at the clock hotel and thai food at prasit’s. very good evening, even with the not-so-heavenly-but-still-delicious-heaven-beef and even without the banana flower chicken salad thingy (which claire had been hanging out for, but which they had sold out of). it just means we’ll have to go back another time.
second, it rained today. hurrah! the sky went all sepia toned and the light was quite strange for about 15 minutes, kind of the way it was before the big hail storm in 2000. thankfully it didn’t hail, but it is so nice to be rugged up and inside and it to be cold and wet outside. i don’t know if i like this weather because it makes me feel grateful for having somewhere warm to be, or if it’s mainly because i feel more comfortable in long sleeves and layers than i do when it’s hot. i always feel ungainly and inelegant in the summertime; i’ve never been able to carry off the short, light, sundress kind of look. i’m much more a clump-around-in-boots and look-mysterious-in-a-trenchcoat kind of person (well i like to think it’s mysterious rather than dodgy…dave reckons i look like i’m about to do a drug deal of some sort, but stacie assures me i’m tres chic without even trying…think i’ll go with stacie’s opinion on this one).
though i do like dressing up. i got to wear my birthday dress and shoes again last weekend at emma and stuart’s wedding. i did the music during the ceremony and sang a song (‘holy’) during the signing of the register – which is quite nerve-wracking really when there’s a whole church full of people listening to you as the soundtrack to this picture-perfect moment. but the song went really well and emma gave me a huge grin from across the church as i finished, so i think she approved. it was a really lovely wedding, probably the nicest i’ve ever been to. the families were all so joyful and close knit and there was no awkwardness in the room, and emma and stuart just looked so incredibly happy. the reception was at athol hall, near taronga zoo, with beautiful sunset views across the harbour.
and in a break with tradition, i will leave you with some pics (i am so enamoured of my camera, it goes everywhere with me now…). this is emma and stuart, looking gorgeous, and then danielle, me and catherine, in front of the aforementioned sunset harbour view.