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A day at the Museum

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This is Thang’s last week and I thought we should infuse a little culture into his stay even at this late date. He had not made it to the gallery or the Museum, so we headed off there this morning. The weather is freezing again 9 degrees as we set off. Called in to Kensington en route to see if Jude was at her shop & she was just arriving in her hat with ears?? Couldn’t quite make out what it was. So we had a chat and Thang had a brief browse.
The museum was fairly busy even at 10am and the fee for both was only $8 so not sure what deal was going on. We didn't look at everything but explored the Melbourne History area after the Lin Onus display. We saw his painting of Archie Roach and then heard Archie’s song “Bring the Children home” in the Koorie Exhibit. We especially loved the magpie truck!
There has been change since I was there last and there was a clever visual display of the growth and population growth of Melbourne suburbs over the century; Black Rock appeared in the 19…

Winter retreat

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Queen's birthday weekend is the last public holiday till November so always welcomed. I am down to Aireys with Spencer and also Sponty, minding him while Wendy is in northern Australia for 2 months . He was looking a bit shaggy so I had Lisa cut him this afternoon. I met Lisa as I walked back with the papers and Spencer (who was off the lead) raced over to say hello, and when I asked her if she was working this weekend she said "Sponty, right?" Impressive memory! Currently we are warming ourselves around the fire as it is only 12 degrees and chilly but a weak sun. My plan for the weekend is to get into the changes to my thesis (again) and work on the proposal about a feeding admission program at Tweddle that has been approved by RCH as a partnership project.
The grounds are green with young grass (read weeds!) and the plants I put in in April are still surviving. Needs a bit of spring warmth to take off I think.
Had a major haircut last week. I have always had some grey ha…