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To my dearest and darlingest blog readers – My humblest apologies for the silence of late.  I cannot offer any excuse other than I was just too slack to write.  But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! January has included:

 

 

  • a new project – I’ve wanted to take more photos, with the purpose of improving my technique and also documenting my year. With that in mind, I started the Bec365 project, where I plan to take and upload at least one photo a day.  If you’re interested you can follow along here, or just keep an eye on my flickr photo stream to the right of the page.  So far it’s been a mixture of playing with technique and just taking happy snaps…both are fine with me, as long as I’m being creative!
  • Two housewarmings for wonderful people embarking on new things in life (yay George and Josh and Tori!)
  • playing music at a Wild Street wedding
  • seeing Dave and Lachy (aka Through a Glass, Darkly) play at the Basement
  • the inaugural meeting of the Cheesecake Club, where a small group of friends gathers to eat marvellous cheesecake creations made by Little (the first was a peanut butter cheesecake)
  • going to the whimsical and wonderful Powerplant at the Chinese Gardens for the Sydney Festival
  • wrestling with Centrelink
  • having lots of challenging conversations at Wild Street’s summer growth group
  • meeting up with a new friend to chat and read the Bible
  • working, working, working
  • eating a lot at summer picnics and BBQs
  • experiencing Owen Pallett and Sufjan Stevens at the Opera House for the Sydney Festival
  • starting to play the piano accordion
  • going back on Weight Watchers (this only happened yesterday, but hurrah)

So a bit’s been happening.

College starts in a little over a week, with two weeks of intensive Greek study.  I’m actually quite looking forward to it, even though I’m sure I’ll find it a mega challenge.  I haven’t done much prep, aside from opening the textbook and staring, baffled, at the page.  But I’m sure having other people around who are wrestling with it, and having it explained by our illustrious teachers will help immensely.

And we’re also getting a school student from Malaysia coming to stay in our spare room.  This is very cool, as it means we’ll be able to pay our rent!  Hopefully we’ll all get along.

Aaaand…I think that’s it for now.  Hopefully won’t be so long between updates next time and I’ll be able to be a bit more reflective instead of just writing lists of things. 🙂