Suddenly realised it's 1 Feb today and I haven't blogged about anything in January - it's just been one of those months that has kind of flown past. Here are the highlights (some pictures here):
Festival First Night - picnic in the park with tens of thousands of people (somewhere between 50,000 and 250,000 depending on who you believe!), beautiful weather, still in shorts & t-shirt at 11pm, Al Green the main star - a decent show albeit a wee bit on the short side, but hey, he is in his 60s!
Big Day Out in Sydney - 38 degrees in the shade wasn't ideal for rocking along to Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal et al, but thankfully it was dark and cool by time Muse came on to headline. Another storming show from the boys, fantastic! Was a young crowd this year - reckon K and I increased the average age in the audience by about 10 years :-)
Aussie Open in Melbourne - thankfully the mercury in Melbourne was quite a bit lower and we had ideal tennis watching conditions. Saw an unexpectedly great match between Cilic and Del Potro - 4.5hrs five set tussle! Disappointed at lack of Aussie support for Lleyton "Lleyto" Hewitt, but all in all, a fun few days of soaking up the atmosphere.
Kayaking, wine & oysters at Woy Woy Bay - my Christmas pressie from K, a day trip to beautiful Brisbane Water where we kayaked for a good few hours, broken up with a mid morning glass of wine and oyster snack - very decadent! Lunch on the beach then back to the paddling before finishing off with a waterside seat for daily pelican feeding - quite amazing birds. Great day out despite me forgetting sunscreen on my legs - oops! Finished off with a trip to Palm Beach to see the Home & Away beach - sometimes you've just got to do the tourist thing!
Moonlight cinema in Centennial Park - and last night, the perfect end to the month - The Commitments by moonlight on a big screen in the park accompanied by pals, wine, cheese, dips and crackers - and text updates on the tennis score!
Not a bad way to spend January!