Rex’s tough week!
I’m lazy this week, (and it’s my birthday – after my mother’s, and ANOTHER lunch with Ukrainian embassy staff on Wednesday), so here are some links instead:
(This makes me very happy, because Natalie Portman’s husband was given the job, and he was totally wrong for it! He lasted fifteen months!)
Here is another fantastic Christmas-themed book sculpture by Words.Ink.
But on Sunday afternoon I decided I’d rather tame the local magpies (Australian magpies are a different breed to Northern Hemisphere magpies, and are very violent right now, in spring), than be attacked by them.
It took one time giving them a little snack, and then they started coming to our door a few times a day. I tried not to get too close, because that’s probably a terrible thing, but they’re acting like pet dogs or cats, the stupid idiots!
As we’ve decided it’s totally impractical to keep the best cat ever:
Instead, now we have The Three Stooges. Instead of attacking us, they follow us around and sing like buskers.
I HAVE pointed out that magpies live even longer than cats! We should have kept the cat!
Friday sunset in Canberra.
The gorgeous lilac is coming out in the garden. It smells so nice!
Sixteen years ago this week since I danced the full-length version of Giselle for the first time. Wow, that’s a long time! The picture is from the dress rehearsal the night before, and the one the newspapers ran with in the end.
I guess you could say I like serious books now because I always preferred ballets where my character faced a tragic end!
We had lunch with Ukrainian embassy staff on Thursday, at Hotel Hotel. Got news on the war everyone has forgotten about…
Russian propaganda in an occupied region of Ukraine this week, explaining why Russia should be fighting and killing in Syria.
On Friday morning, Canberra-based surf lifesavers rescued a drowning kangaroo that had been swimming in the lake in the city centre. I have no idea why the kangaroo was in the water!
This looks like a lot of work!
Halloween Book Sculpture by Malena Valcarcel