Monday, April 02, 2007

Back from Simon and Jen's wedding
Was dying to have a go at the meme below but got caught up in a few things. We left the twins with the grandparents for their first 'sleepover'. Why? One of our dear old friends was finally getting hitched to a gorgeous Welsh girl he met when he was over in the UK so we had a flying visit down to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. It was beautiful. They danced to Van singing Have I told you lately... it nearly made me change one fo my 7 songs to my preferred wedding song: Que Sera Sera but I haven't had time to play it yet.

I also sat for the first examination in 17 years tonight - pretty scary! Lucky it was open book - now I just have to hope that they mark nice or don't have too high a pass mark.

The brats had fun staying with Nan and Pop. We explained what was happening to them - it really helps Kit - he doesn't like surprises. Hannah didn't really get it and had a few incidents of being upset but she loves Marea so much that I am sure she was fine. She is a little sick tonight (as am I - I have a cold with sore throat - no good in my profession) she had a temperature earlier on and her breathing is a little shallow. I hope she sleeps well tonight.

Stella got to stay with the cousins and she got lots and lots of walks so I am sure she would have loved it.

Seven Songs

Jen from I never thought tagged me for this meme – if there are 7 people reading and they haven’t already done this one – Sheena – I want some Ramones (Blitzkrieg Pop)! Please feel free to give it a go – I couldn’t resist – music is an essential part of our lives here in the shams. We like a wide variety from the country music I grew up listening to, the Aus rock I used to see live in local pubs throughout the 80s to the classical stuff I have enjoyed so much in the last 10 years or so … At the moment I am listening to:

I like to Sing … by Justine Clark – she is a presenter on ABC’s playschool and the twins LOVE her to bits. Hannah dances to just about every track on the cd and calls it Hannah’s music because she received it for Christmas.

Still Believing by Mary Black:

“Night owns my white bones but
What’s left is still saying
Strange prayers in high places
Wild airs with wilder graces
Birds fly with no motion
What draws me draws the ocean.

Down on my knees again
Still believing
In the time of reason no more
Down on my knees again
Still believing
Peace of mind is worth any chore.”

He was born to be beloved – by Yusaf (formerly Cat Stevens). I love this album An Other Cup and I absolutely mean him and the Prophet no disrespect when I say it makes me think of Kit.

Gnarly Buttons – John Adams. This is a beautiful piece of music – so mesmerizing. I use it to help get the twins to sleep in the afternoon.

Hunting for witches - Bloc Party my husband likes to make some effort to keep up with contempary music. This is one of his current faves.

Wayfaring Stranger sung by the Anonymous 4 on ‘American Angels’ and I have to say they sound like angels.

A Lover in Berlin by Kari Bremnes. Phil likes his Hi Fi sound and sometimes buys a cd because he knows it will sound great on our system – this is one of htose. Kari’s voice is deep and sultry, full of emotion as she sings “Once I had a lover in Berlin, said a frail old woman from a table next to mine…”

Jen - I too love Tom Waits' Cocolate Jesus - although I am also captivated by "What's he building in there? He's not building a playhouse fo rhte children. He has a router ..." too - it is so spooky! Not listening to Mule Variations at the moment - it didn't make the cut because I haven't put it on for the past couple of weeks but I have been enjoying 'bawlers' from his Orphans cd.

PS - All going well we should have sold our house and be offically 'homeless' or just about by early next week.


Beth said...

Wow, I've been reading all these "7 songs" posts and feel like I've been living in a cave. Never heard of most of these songs at all.
I guess I have some "new" music I need to look into now.
Speaking of sleepovers, our twins just spent five whole days with the grandparents while the rest of us were away. They did just fine, but I missed them the entire time.

Jen said...

Hey, thanks for playing!

Em said...

I think I've listed to Justine Clarke's CD once a day for the last six months!

~Melissa~ said...

I have some new music to listen to now, thanks. I'm glad the twins enjoyed their sleepover and I hope you feel better!

L. Noelle said...

Great Songs! By the way, I have a very informative post today about Nutritional Intervention and Down Syndrome, in case you are interested, I hope you stop by and read! Thanks.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear their first sleep over went well! Hope the house-selling went smoothly!

By the way - I just "tagged" you for an award!