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An “Extra-Ordinary” Weekend.

Weekend just gone I took the epically long drive to Perth, to see my sister Sophie perform in a musical “Extra Ordinary People”. Based around a group of concerned citizens who protest the effects of Superheros on their city.

It was the first time in my 8 years of having a license that I drove by myself. For someone who has an irrational fear of driving in Capital Cities, I found I was rather composed. Tick that off the bucket list.

I arrived in Perth at about Midday and was promptly whisked off to Little Creatures Brewery for Lunch with Soph’s cast-mates.

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Sophie and I

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Pipsqueak Cider and a demolished bowl of frits.

After lunch we headed back home and got ready to go to the Theatre. As I had made the trip by myself, the Director, Scott allowed me backstage until the show started. Of course, I couldn’t help but take a few snaps.

Much Drama Nerd.

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Getting a mic fitted

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It wouldn’t be my blog without something beauty related.

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The show was exceptionally entertaining and funny. There was not one character I felt was unauthentic or not played to perfection. The chorus was incredibly strong, something that most people tend to overlook, but is one of the most integral parts of a successful Musical. The set was simplistic, yet effective and the songs were perfectly tailored. Director Scott McArdle should be commended on delivering an engaging show. Especially for the fact he not only directed, but wrote and lyrically scored the entire thing. Extremely exceptional.

Sophie was brilliant. She has an exceptional singing voice, it is very unique. Her character, Frankie, was an emotional catalyst for the entire show and she played her perfectly. I was so incredibly proud.

I then drove the long road back home the following day, having to be back for a rehearsal for my own show, that opens this weekend. The trip was made a lot easier by finding my old iPod, which I managed to charge up and listened to the entire way back. All the nostalgia.

What did you get up to over the Weekend?

 

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A fleeting weekend away.

The weekend just gone was a roller-coaster, to say the least.

After receiving news my Grandmother had a severe, underlying medical issue that needed immediate attention, requiring her to travel to our capital city (600kms away), we were all a little stressed.

My Dad and I also made the long trip. Luckily about an hour out of the city we got the news she was awake and the surgery had gone incredibly well. For a 94 year old woman, she is extremely fit and healthy, not looking a day over 65 with “the heart of a 50 year old, who has lived an easy life” according to the doctor. We then eased up a little and enjoyed the rest of the drive.

The hillside were in full blooms of yellow and purple, littered with grazing sheep and the occasional llama.

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apologies on the blurry picture! The best my iPhone could capture at 110km/h!

I chose to wear my Senso boots for the drive, which was probably not the best choice for footwear. It’s ok, whatever discomfort I had was made up by the fact I looked fabulous.

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We then stopped at the river in Northam (an hour out from the city) to take our photo, which is a family must when any of us are traveling to Perth.

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That squint.

Once we got to Perth we went straight to the hospital. For someone who had gone through a major operation, nanna was in extremely high spirits. Even the following day when we visited before leaving she was chirpy. Apart from all the tubes attached to her, you wouldn’t even know she had an operation!

I will always remember that Nanna said the reason she has lived so long is because she “never let anything get to her” and “spent a lot of time laughing”.
Something I have always tried to live by.

I have a picture of her in ICU, but she would kick my butt if I put it on the internet!

The next day after out hospital visit we set off back on our long drive, but not before I managed to weasel in a trip to spotlight to pick up some millinery supplies! (This week is Race week in our city, so there will be some posts on that later in the week.)

I did also pick up a few Yankee Candles, as I didn’t know we could buy them here in Aus!

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How was your weekend?

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