First was the School Sports Fiasco (see here) where I ended up standing under pouring rain, wearing nothing but a large floppy sun hat, blue shirt (School House Colours), dependable shorts, SF 50 sunblock(washing of in the rain) sandals and a half smile/half grimace.
|The student's type of Javelin|
|My type of Javelin|
Third was today. We had bought tickets to go to the Dominion Post Summer Concert. This is an outdoor performance of the NZ Symphony Orchestra with some famous soloists added. The usual pieces, Berlioz, Verdi and many others, finishing with the 1812 (with cannons). We had planned this for months, and we were taking a lovely elderly friend with us, as her birthday (82) treat. Weather has been good, and Friday was lovely, hot and sunny, but the forecast wasn't too flash, and this morning (Saturday) it's steadily raining. The website says it's off. Obviously, being an outdoor event, the organizers have planned for bas weather. There is an alternate outdoor day on Sunday, but the forecast for tomorrow is much worse than today, so the third alternate is activated, which means we go to a concert hall (Michael Fowler Centre) on Sunday instead. We'll still get our music and even our pre-paid picnic hampers (A euphemism for a brown paper bag containing:
- Pasta salad in a plastic box
- A Muffin
- A slice of cheesecake
- An apple
- A plastic bottle of an anonymous white wine from somewhere in the southern hemisphere
But it won't be the same indoors, and I was looking forward to seeing Government House after it's major refurbishment.
Damn all Gods
Now I'll have to stay at home and vacuum, wash and clean.
A man's work is never done.