Ah, the serenity.
It was a couple of days of drinking and eating and being very, very lazy. The Easter Bunny visited, as did a couple of kangaroos. On Easter Sunday we went into town for the annual duck races:
None of my ducks won, but I got a sausage from the sausage sizzle and watched small children go on an Easter egg hunt, so all in all it was a good day. I also had a great nap.
I read Never Let Me Go for the first time and liked it, although I wished I had read it when it first came out like I wanted to, because I already knew how it would go. Knowing the main actors in the adaptation, I started picturing Keira Knightley as Kathy in my head, and Carey Mulligan as Ruth, only to find out that the casting is the opposite. I'll be so confused when I see the movie.
Since my return have been frantically trying to catch up on work while fighting off the possibility of yet another cold or similar virus. Am in Brisbane this weekend so my good health and continued good work is vital. I'm on track with the work... sort of. I think.
It's also REALLY COLD. Turns out April is the cruellest month because autumn takes you unawares and you think how can it be this bad when it's not even really winter what am I going to do dear Lord WHAT WILL I DO. I am fairly sure I have a selective memory when it comes to the seasons, as every year the cold weather scares me anew. I tell myself I've been colder, and how can this get as bad as winter in Leeds, with the snow and the wind and all, and yet, I dread it. You can take the girl out of Queensland...
Anyway, turns out this house is also ridiculously cold. I mean, it's on par with the outside temp if not slightly lower, even with doors and windows closed. My previous apartment was like an oven, so this is quite a change. We've got a gas heater in the living room but I might have to get a heater for my bedroom and swallow the costs as winter progresses, because, man. I'm typing through ice, and have had two quilts on my bed for weeks now. *cricri*