The Easter parade…

30 04 2011

La Groppa and Ginger were down for Easter which was lovely, and of course we ate far too much bunny pie and carrot cake but that goes with the territory, eh.

We got our cultural jollies via a quick dash to mr jones at Bermagui for a sweet l’il  sculpture show (…and gelati).

Megsie raised the spectre of nuked reality with her cast uranium glass piece Post-Fukushima (from the prima faeces series)…

 

…Deb Jones gave ’em The Finger

…Beatle Collins sold out…

…Chloe was away with the birdies…

…and Helle got crafty with plastic bags…

There was more besides, but our camera didn’t do ’em justice unfortunately. Meanwhile there was a good gathering of the ever faithful, including  all our favourite Matts…

…lots of happy peeps…

…and some very classy entertainment…

Definitely worth the drive.

We didn’t get carried away with paparazzi biz over the weekend (the house guests are notoriously camera shy) – but we will share the most significant and delish moment of the weekend; at precisely 1.30 on Saturday arvo we toasted, in concert with Sammy Jo and Iain, the occasion of their Buddhist wedding ceremony in Bagan…

We’re very pleased to welcome our newest member to the Gang…we forgive that he’s Glaswegian. Up the Celts (we think…!!)

Can’t wait to see the photos…

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A little surprise for the Festival of the Choc…

22 04 2011





Arrivaderci, darlings…

5 04 2011

…as we sail into the sunset (…yes, the Poo is coming too.)

See you in two weeks…





Gordon biz at Wagga Wagga…

5 04 2011

Darlings, we tried valiantly to make time for more Burma pics, but just couldn’t squeeze it in. Too many snaps, too little time, too much packing to do.

Anyhoo, never mind, moving right along – We’ll leave you with some fabulous pics of Gordon glass biz; Glass Shadows: the Gordon Family at Wagga Wagga, sent through by Michael. 

 What a line-up.

Look and weep, that’s two generations of craftsmanship right there.

More snaps here.





Scotto spotto…

5 04 2011

Oooer!! Trays interesting stuff coming out of CMAG…

It’s kind of like an Alice Through The Looking Glass segue into one of Scotto’s pieces. Very cool.

Scott Chaseling: Deluge @ CMAG.  

April 2 – June 25

Opening reception : 3pm this Sunday April 10 

Canberra Museum and Gallery

More pervables on Scotto’s blog, here.





The Gang in Mandalay…

5 04 2011

Hey all, we’re off to Burma tomorrow, having never got around to posting the snaps of the last visit. So we’re going to put up as many as we have time to edit so that you can browse through them if you fancy. And get a vague idea of what we’ll be up to…

Lots of ceremonies…

…plenty of town band action…

…and more of that elusive commodity, summer…

Only different.

Why on earth, we hear you ask, are you going again? Well we’ve had a rather gruesome start to the year (dreary work biz, ya don’t wanna know) and so we’ve decided to re-boot the year entirely. They hold the New Year celebrations/Water Festival in Burma in April so we are going to start 2011 over again. From scratch. The Astrologer told us last time that the next ten years would be very auspicious, from May onwards (and he was uncannily accurate about the last few months. Spooky.)

So we’re off, to rid ourselves of of all things urk!some, and we’ll be back just in time for the great Festival of the Choc…

More Mandalay snaps here. (Oops! just realised we’ve loaded them up backwards…ah, never mind.)





Tour de Tour: Adelaide…

4 04 2011

The Gang flew to Adelaide last Friday – Megsie was giving a floor-talk for the Jam episode of Tour de Force: in case of emergency break glass. It turned into a weekend of convergence all round; Deb flew back from Melbourne and Tom flew back from Japan – which was just as well because, let’s face it, a glass-centric visit to Adelaide would have been unthinkable without them. 

Anyhoo, we were most chuffed to see the exhibition had made the front page of the Adelaide Review…

…which was a lovely start to the proceedings. (Adelaide was in the grip of Sevens fever, rugger buggers from you-know-what to breakfast, so it was a miracle that the arts got a look in at all.)

 

Afterwards we swung by Gate 8 to check out the latest configuration…

… then Tom and Rosie’s new abode, where they’re in the middle of make-over d’Moore…

and then on to lunch at a fabulous Spanish restaurant at Semaphore with Julian and Kez  who were down from Roxby.

The arvo was spent in the backyard over a few bevies with the pooches…

…after which Joe topped off the day with a glorious dinner of Chilli Crab…

                          

…hard to take, what.

Thanks to all concerned for their fine and generous hospitality. We loves ya big time.

Random snaps here.