Had a huge sleep in … don’t have them as often as I used to … Coco pup gets me up early and then I just stay up.
Lovely sleep and dreaming.
Went to the opening of the group exhibition at the Solas Gallery last night.
Lots and lots of people … and me in stilleto’s … Coco ate my low heeled shoes when she was little … and my other ‘shoes’ are wellies and walking boots.
I went to get some shots for this blog … and here they are … lots and lots of people.
Great to see people coming out to support the artists.
I was there to say hi to Aisling … when I left an hour later she had sold 5 pieces.
Good on you girl … and happy birthday … hope you had a great night in McGirls.
I’m a bit tired from the whole week … lots of work done … mainly unpaid as I develop Life Dreaming and SKIL2.
Next week is full on … actual paid work … lots of face to face interviews in Dublin … and heaps of telephone ones.
Then to London the following week.
My dear friend Lisa has just flown in to London from Perth … and she offered to pay for my flight and stay in London so we can catch up … an early 5oth birthday present.
I’ll be going for 3 days.
Lisa and I have been friends for 32 years … since I was 18 and we were both doing our Psychology degrees.
Lisa is one in a million and I treasure our friendship. Can’t wait to spend time with her in London.
Lisa & moi at her place jan 2008 … she loves bubbles just like me.
Ours is the kind of friendship where we don’t see each other for 3 years (after all I live in Ballinamore and she’s in Australia) and it feels like yesterday when we catch up.
I love staying at her home in the Perth hills … it’s just so peaceful and I have so many memories of laughter, chat and great food … watching the kangaroos on the hills as the sun sets … waiting for the bbq to do it’s job.
I’m very lucky to be able to live and visit in 3 great countries … Ireland & Oz & Singapore (with Marc).
views from Lisa’s home as the evening shadows stretch … jan 08
Apart from eating and drinking and talking ourselves into a coma when I’m in London … I want to go to the Victoria & Albert Museum and have a look at their design exhibition.
Then I’d like a look (can’t afford to buy or wear it) at Vivien Westwoods shop … just to enjoy her delicious sense of design. Then I’ll pop in to Liberty and look around at their recent revamp.
And I’ll walk along the banks of the Thames and enjoy the people and the sights.
I don’t have any money to spend … and … it can be a lot more fun looking when you can’t buy … and … there’s heaps of free things to do in London.
I just want to spend time with Lisa … laughing about our past exploits (and we created all sorts of interesting havoc when we were in our 20’s) … what we’re doing now (I’m developing new social enterprises and Lisa has done a major career shift and was recently voted in as a W.A. Labor politician) as we enter our 50’s … and the immense possibilities as we both grow older disgracefully.
Right now … I’m going to lie on the couch … watch a tv movie … and listen to the fire.
Coco is already asleep on her couch … think I’ll copy her excellent example.