To catch you up on the blur which has been the last week or so… here’s what’s been happening:
Strictly Ballroom – the musical
Last Friday afternoon Manface and I decided to book tickets to Strictly Ballroom at Her Majesties Theatre. Unfortunately Manface’s flight was delayed. As disappointing as this was for him, it meant that I got to treat my lovely friend Cat to a theatre date night instead! T’was lovely. We met up for a glass of wine at Punch Lane Wine Bar and then walked the 200m to the theatre and took our seats.
What a fun little musical. I was made to study the original Baz Lurhmann film when I was in year 11. At the time I was so inspired by the costumes that I decided to hire a flamenco dress for my formal that year – I even won best dressed. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the stage performance, given that the movie only has a couple of popular tracks, but I was pleased to find that the emphasis appeared to be on the comedy and dancing.
Pre show drinkies
My knee hurt
It’s been playing up since Tough Mudder last year, so I went to the Doctor to get it sorted. He spent 2 minutes looking at it, prodding and twisting before announcing that all my cartilage is shot and that there’s no solution but to give up all impact exercises and activity. He. Is. Wrong. Instead I’m off to get another opinion because I NEED to do impact activities.
I got back into a gym routine
Since last week I’ve done 3 Body Attack classes (calm down mumma-bear, all low impact on the knee hurting moves), 2 boxing classes, and a couple of walks around the Botanical gardens. I heart Melbourne!
Walking back to my apartment after a lovely evening stroll around the “Tan”
First stroll for my new runners
Visited some bars in Melbourne
Gin Palace (will go back), Punch Lane Wine Bar (great for a preshow), Nieuw Amsterdam (was awesome post Little Black Dress Steak Dinner Date, LBDSDD with Manface.
Discovered my local market
And became a local by buying a granny trolley, doing my weekly food shop, buying some fun flowers and a succulent for my desk.
A little in sty of my fuzzy green pompom flowers… does anyone know what they are called?
Came up with my goal word of the Year.
My friend Dr Jason Fox is writing a new book (here’s a link to his old book). He also talks about some cool stuff here about “Goal Words”.
Anyhoo, I have “reworded” my year to “CALM”… as in CALM after, before and during the storm. This year is about giving myself an opportunity to rest, rejuvenate, and to do things that will be holistically good for me.
Delved into the land of Language Learning.
My full time occupation for the next 10 months is to learn Portuguese. I have 6 hours of lessons a day, and then I go home and study. Will dedicate a post to this at some point I’m sure. Suffice to say, MY HEAD HURTS.
The morning tea that my Portuguese teachers brought in on Day 1 of Portuguese School
How lovely this little life of mine is, and back to regular verbs I go. AR, ER, IR…. URGH!