I took a class in Mindfulness through photography with The School Of Life led by Photographer Christopher Phillips. We meditated and individually walked around the Botanic Gardens. We had a chance to look particularly at highlight and shadows, colour and then texture and form. I felt some of my childhood fascination with photography returning as I ducked and weaved around the gardens.
We had lots of great times in Vietnam and lots of tantrums and tears. Remy watched a lot of TV. Highlights included the street food of Hanoi, riding bikes around Yen Duc village, the aquarium in Kuala Lumper, dusky yellow light on happy tourists in Hoi An and slowly cruising around spooky Halong Bay as the sun disappeared. TBH Remy screamed every time I took my camera out, so I only took a couple of photos.
Buzz the van took us down to Victoria and back. We met lots of river folk, including a friendly horse. Remy had his first hair cut and was a new kid. New Years with our mates in a dilapidated beach house in Mornington was glorious. Thanks Buzz.
Merry Christmas to all you weirdos out there.
Sydney University's Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning mid year show
We zipped around Tasmania for two weeks in a campervan. I tried my hand at landscape photography, ate a scollop pie, loved MONA, ate lots of mulberries. Came home inspired to live a simpler, more adventurous life.
I was just about to start school, Boris the cat is a kitten, Dad looks like a teenager, Mum has a sick haircut, I weirdly recreated a scene from American Beauty way before it was made and we had great rental carpet.
I find it hard to put into words how excited I am about Gold Age Cinema opening up. Sitting in the bar made me feel like I was in the past, present and future. Decades could pass by and I would still be charmed by it's timeless beauty.
Kate Jinx has curated the first season of screenings. I think she is the greatest.