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Monday, 14 October 2013





(i) Mini-photoshoot outside the Sydney Vintage Fair featuring a steam train, myself (left) and my darling friend Charlotte (ii) Another shameless candid inside the fair with Charlotte & myself (iii) My autographed ticket (iv) Weekend nostalgia a collection of memorabilia (v) Foals - Milk and Black Spiders  

I've used this blogging space before to document my musings and share special moments, however this has taken me quite some time to clearly print in words my absolute happiness expressed on the last weekend of September. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th are two days that still bring a smile to my face, it was when I ventured up to Sydney to reunite with my darling friend Charlotte who now studies and lives in the city. During these two days we planed to visit the Sydney Vintage Fair held at Australian Technology Park Eveleigh which was such a lovely convention cateloguing treasures from the past. We both had visited an earlier vintage fair before however this blew those out of the water! The stalls were filled to the brim with beautiful antique trinkets and the stall keepers eftpos friendly and more than willing to chat. We were both throughoully impressed by the range, the quality and prices offered; this was further exceeded when the venue hosted a mid-afternoon vintage fashion parade that was fun, flirty & frilly! After strutting (what seemed like 50 laps of the venue) in our heels we decided to shashay I to the neighbouring city of Redfern for gin & tonics and retire for the afternoon. 

As afternoon transcended into evening Charlotte trotted off to visit her partner & I busied myself with getting ready for a concert I have been counting down on my calender for months! Foals has been a band that has supported me lyrically & acoustically through some rough times. Their albums are filled with moments in music where the instruments climb to ascension and fill me with a surge of power. This year I have upped my live gig game and have seen some of my favourite bands play music such as ALT-J, Snakadacktal, Jinga Safari, Josh Pyke and a few more local bands. Foals did not disappoint the gig was phenomenal Yannis crowd surfed twice, managing to dive into the crowd from level one designated seating balcony (risky) and the band played a awesome set. This was experienced from a fence position right up the front of Jimmy at a sold out show. Besides some minor issues with drunken guys pushing and being rude the night was amazing. I caught the guitar pic and managed to meet to boys & the support band Alpine after the show who were happy to chat and sign my ticket. The hour I spent chatting with my favourite band will go down in history. I always tried to envision how I would react when meeting a celebrity and now I can say I kept my cool and tried to act as down to earth as possible. I didn't have a camera with me on the night to take photos however regrets are pointless and I loved the night.

The next morning we rose late and ventured into Newtown stopping in at Goulds bookstore, then a pit stop at Campos coffee before popping in and out of boutique stores picking up miscellaneous goodies along the way. Both of us live busy schedules and trips to the cinema are rare so when the Dendy theatre on King St advertised Mood Indigo we jumped at the chance to view it! I am a big fan of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind directed by French cinematographer Michel Gondry. We both adored it and couldn't have thought of a more perfect way to wrap up a lovely weekend. I took the train back down the south coast and back to reality. (Sigh)

Ta for reading,

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