Melbourne II

I’m back from Melbourne and playing catch-up with everything. I didn’t take many photos during this visit, mainly because the trip ended up being more business than play so there weren’t many opportunities. But I spent a glorious day at the botanical gardens with some stunning scenery on display, so I’ll share those photos soon in a separate post. Apart from that, I only took my camera out on rare occasions, such as ...

Wandering around the NGV with the lovely Gracia and Louise:

Melbourne

Melbourne

It was wonderful to finally meet them in person and to find such like-minded, sympathetic people to chat with. Thanks for the lovely day you two and for my bag of goodies! I also met up with Rochelle and had an equally enjoyable chat with her. Thanks Rochelle, it was great to meet you.

Taking a few snapshots of the latest addition to my brother and sister-in-law’s house, a second fluffy ragdoll named Sampsa (or Sammy for short – I called her Sammy-bear):

Melbourne

Melbourne

A cluster of colour in a typically Melbourne-like grey day:

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne

A few other things of note:

: : My story is published in Issue 7 of The South Circular, which is now available for purchase here. My story is called ‘Red is for Blue’ and a teaser from it has been posted here. I particularly like the cover created for this issue by photographer Philip White, and also the description of the stories in their newsletter. (EDIT: The editor’s note on Issue 7 is also very interesting.)

The South Circular Issue 7

: : I went to the ball in Melbourne! Specifically, to the opening night of The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella. I wrote about the many faces of Cinderella for The Australian Ballet, so have a read.

: : I also shared my opinion on metamodernism along with Luke for this artsHub article.

More photos to come soon ...