Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Queen's birthday


What a bizarre holiday. Not her birthday (and like we actually care terribly much...), and NO fireworks anymore. Too sad. Equally sad is the Socceroos getting totally whipped by the Germans, very disheartening this early on in the tournament. Sigh, must find another backup team to follow on the offchance (ok high chance) that we don't make the next round, any suggestions will be taken into consideration (sorry Irini but I think the Greek Team looks as bad as ours...)

Friday night turned out to be one of the more memorable nights we have the fortune to experience. One of our friends had some how struck up an email friendship with Mick Thomas formally of Weddings, Parties, Anything (admitted last seen and enjoyed back in our uni days, but love their music still).

Our friend enquired as to when Mick would be next be playing in Canberra. Nothing planned came the reply but will be heading up to the opening of the snow season for a concert so why don't we drop on in on the Friday and perform in your backyard? Cool says our friend and so it became reality last Friday night. Due to frost inducing temperatures it was moved inside and a crowd of less than 40 had our own personal concert. How absolutely cool was that???

Mick and his friend Michael played for a couple of hours, told some tales and hung around for a chat (they didn't actually leave until 2:30am, we left about 1am). It was the best night we have had for an age (yes I think even topped the Abba revival concert from a couple of weeks ago, unbelievable I know!!!). Hoping for a return concert in the future...

Onto scrapping now. Henry and I went out for a quick geocache today and ended up down by the lake chucking pebbles in the water for the afternoon. No wind and just a couple of swans for company, wonderful way to end the long weekend. The sketch is from Sketchy Thursday and it seemed appropriate to use photoshop for this Lo. All elements are from Designer Digitals.





Ok, hopefully back to the Creativity bootcamp tomorrow, although Geoff has done his back again and I never get any crafty stuff done while he is around. I shall try however.

have a great day xx

6 comments:

Luna said...

that is amazing about WPA. Lucky you guys. Not so lucky with Geoff and bad back....

lisa said...

We were routing for you Karen, sorry for the loss : (
Love that LO. Love how you've framed a section of that beautiful photo. x

Irini said...

OOOOooooo love the digi layout.....
I know our team is terrible!! gone is the European cup glory of 2004....Greeks are mad about soccer...discussing fighting about it not actually PLAYING it!!!!! LOL

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous LO.I love the torn corragated card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a cool concert!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the lo!!! LOVING how U framed the photos!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Laura said...

What do you mean you don't celebrate the Queen's birthday?!?! ;-D.

... I didn't even know. I imagine I'll be dragged to the Tower shortly to do my penance. ;-D

Love the layout too - like Lisa said - I love how you framed that section of the photo.

The concert sounds SO cool. What a brilliant night to have!