Sorry dear blog for not posting for more than two weeks. As you know our wedding is on this Saturday and I still have quite a few things to do like finishing my dress which I am totally bored with making and generally agonising over. There have been several other things like we FINALLY had the asbestos roof removed and a new corrugated iron one put on instead. Also, I've had a lot of work work to do (got a lecture to write for Monday, for eg). So I prob won't be back until the middle of next week, altho I would like to try to fit in a bit of weddingday liveblogging if I can manage it. The night before last we fitted out my study as a bloggers' lounge (desk and bookshelves out, slightly scary cane lounge suite found on nature strip in). There has been a fair amount of furniture-moving going on, as you might expect if you've ever been to our place and thought about how you would fit ninety people in there.
If you're coming to this wedding here are some dot points for your consideration:
* the weather bureau seem determined that it's going to be a coolish day with maybe a few showers in the morning. Boo to that. But yeah, it could rain, and the ceremony is outside, so be prepared.
* On the other hand, last Saturday we had a practice in the back yard and I got sunburnt. So be prepared for that too possibly.
* There's just the normal amount of car parking in our street. The train is recommended, and the station is five minutes walk away from the house.
* People have asked about wedding presents. Firstly these are unnecessary. Secondly if you want to buy us a third-world chicken from Oxfam that would be lovely. Thirdly I have always coveted one of these. Fourthly, the front yard still has a lot of room for plants in it (west-facing, clay, not getting a lot of water.)
Since I probably won't be back on the internets before next week I will also note that I've got an article in this coming Saturday's Age which will explain in abundant detail why it's a very good thing that we don't have a ute nor any other vehicle capable of fitting very much scavenged stuff into the back. Enjoy.