Mazhira's memorial and burial

June 27, 2008

For people who know Monica and Dave and will be in Brisbane on Saturday:

Mazhira’s memorial ceremony will be this Saturday, 28 June, from 2pm in Dutton Park.
Meet at the corner of Fairfield Road and Brisbane Corso, Fairfield and the burial will take place from 3.15pm in Dutton Park Cemetary.

The wake will be at Dave’s parents’ house at 17 Lindon Street, Dutton Park after.

Dave and Mon own a house within walking distance of this cemetery which is a nice thought: when they move back to Brisbane they will live very close to Mazhira’s final resting place.


Mazhira’s memorial and burial

June 27, 2008

For people who know Monica and Dave and will be in Brisbane on Saturday:

Mazhira’s memorial ceremony will be this Saturday, 28 June, from 2pm in Dutton Park.
Meet at the corner of Fairfield Road and Brisbane Corso, Fairfield and the burial will take place from 3.15pm in Dutton Park Cemetary.

The wake will be at Dave’s parents’ house at 17 Lindon Street, Dutton Park after.

Dave and Mon own a house within walking distance of this cemetery which is a nice thought: when they move back to Brisbane they will live very close to Mazhira’s final resting place.


Quentin Blake illustrations in King's Cross

June 27, 2008

If you’re like me and you grew up reading Roald Dahl books you probably have quite a fondness for the illustrations of Quentin Blake.

There are currently some Quentin Blake illustrations on hoardings on a building in King’s Cross outside St Pancras train station.

Kingsley (who I work with) took a bunch of photos of it for me!
Quentin Blake at King's Cross (taken by Kingsley)
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Quentin Blake illustrations in King’s Cross

June 27, 2008

If you’re like me and you grew up reading Roald Dahl books you probably have quite a fondness for the illustrations of Quentin Blake.

There are currently some Quentin Blake illustrations on hoardings on a building in King’s Cross outside St Pancras train station.

Kingsley (who I work with) took a bunch of photos of it for me!
Quentin Blake at King's Cross (taken by Kingsley)
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I'm on Library Thing!

June 26, 2008

As if there weren’t already enough ‘social networking sites’ with intimate details of myself, I have now joined Library Thing where I’m listing my library. At first I was just going to list books I have on my bookshelf in the UK that I’ve read, then I decided to add books I own that are in Australia, and then I ended up adding books I have read or want to read but don’t own! Anyway, the list will probably grow and change, especially when I reach the 200 book limit for a free account and then have to decide whether or not to pay!

So see the books I like here.
The music I like here.
And the photos I (and others) take here.


I’m on Library Thing!

June 26, 2008

As if there weren’t already enough ‘social networking sites’ with intimate details of myself, I have now joined Library Thing where I’m listing my library. At first I was just going to list books I have on my bookshelf in the UK that I’ve read, then I decided to add books I own that are in Australia, and then I ended up adding books I have read or want to read but don’t own! Anyway, the list will probably grow and change, especially when I reach the 200 book limit for a free account and then have to decide whether or not to pay!

So see the books I like here.
The music I like here.
And the photos I (and others) take here.


Things to do in London

June 25, 2008

While I will often complain about London and its bad weather, dirty city (from pollution and people throwing their rubbish on the ground! Yes, I have witnessed this many times), terrible service (in cafes, restaurants, shops, post offices, government departments, you-name-it), there is soooo much to do here that I love doing. Last night I went to the ICA where I got to hear the french feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray talk about her latest book, Sharing the World. While I didn’t really understand much of it, I did get to buy discount tickets for the four of us who went, as I’m a member of the ICA! I think I’m going to give up on Luce Irigaray. This type of philosophy is not for me (Paul and Jess really enjoyed it, Helen and I didn’t really get it).

There are lots of places I am yet to visit in London but want to:
The Chelsea Physic Garden (I have been listening to some podcasts of lectures to the Royal Society which is how I found out about the Chelsea Physic Garden) (official site)
The Sir John Soane’s Museum (official site)
The Museum of London
The Royal Academy of the Arts and their Summer Exhibition
The Museum in Docklands and their Jack the Ripper and the East End exhibition
Gresham College

For the next month there are lots of events for the London Festival of Architecture.

Helen told me about a feminist theory reading group which I am quite excited about (if they read theory I understand).

Helen and Jess are keen to go with me to see the film Her Name is Sabine at the ICA. It is a documentary by a French actor about her sister who has autism. It sounds really good.

And my friend Jen is coming to town next week which is exciting (she lives in Edinburgh). It will be nice to see and her partner and their two kids.