The evening after my last post, I put on my dancing shoes and headed to the Astor Theatre to see Lindsey Stirling. Lindsey is a YouTube sensation. I first came across her when she did the cover of the Zelda theme music and then when I heard the Skyrim theme I was her slave. I have both of her albums of original music which is predominantly instrumental and I love it.
I was amazed to her that she was coming back to Australia quite soon after her previous tour and this time coming to Perth. Not that I am complaining at all.
Jason came along with me and the crowd was pretty cool mix of people, different ages and groups of girls and groups of boys and mixed groups. It was great to see a good 50/50 gender split at a concert. She was a fantastic ball of fun up on stage and hearing the violin live with live drums and electronica was more awesome than the albums and there was no disappointment to be had. I do wish the stage had been half a metre higher but because the venue is a theatre with people historically sitting, it wasn't really built for this type of event. It was good size theatre though, still felt nice and intimate, much better than the arena type concerts.
All I can say is, if she comes back, I will be there again!
After that, last week was a bit of a blur. The business of my month certainly took its toll on me and on Wednesday I was teaching and my back started killing me. I went home and crashed, woke up on Thursday still in pain and exhaustion and called in sick. I stayed in bed half the day then moved to the couch. Kitty kept me company.It helped, on Friday my back was still a bit sensitive and I was still tired but I was functional. This was great because I had a rugby game to go cheer at Friday Night. The Western Force vs The Hurricanes at the NiB stadium. We were good kiwi’s and cheered on The Hurricanes to win 42-13 over The Force.
We were near a corner as one side of the stadium is corporate boxes and the other side is all Force Members. I still don’t understand the members thing in Australia sometimes, it means you don’t get any chance of getting a good seat at any time at this stadium, but I don’t want to join because I don’t support The Force and I only go to a couple of games a year here. Getting over that, there were a few nice try’s in the game. It’s still early in the season, so they were still getting in the grove but I was glad I went as it has been a while since I had been to a game.
Last weekend was also a long weekend for WA. It was Labour Day on the Monday. I purposely didn't schedule anything in as I knew I would be exhausted by then. I was very glad I did this. I did a lot of sleeping and relaxing. I even got some computer time in. I was trying to finish playing Half-life but I still have a few hours to go. Need to devote more time to it.
Magnet wanted to take a swipe with the crowbar.
Then he pretended to be a mouse.
I also started some new knitting projects which Magnet took a keen interest in…
This week at work has been busy. Catching up on lots of paperwork and documentation, and again teaching yesterday afternoon.
Reece is home now and cooked dinner last night; it was a fantastic Honey-Baked Pumpkin Risotto. This energised me to do the baking I had been meaning to do for the last couple of weeks and of course it only took 10 minutes to make.
Rice Bubble Square - Mum's Recipe