Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tonight's the night!

I'm nervously looking forward to dinner with Guy from the Past tonight.

I met him about two and a half years ago and he made a big impression on me then, but he was a shooting star, disappearing into the night sky after three or four dates. So, I'm excited but cautious about seeing him again.

Despite not being entirely sure if it's a date, I bought a new top to wear. I walked up the street in the sunshine and it was nice shopping during the day on a week day. I had most of the shops to myself.

Up the garden path

After I posted the bit above I took myself over to the gardens near my house to distract myself from my nervous anticipation. Too early to get ready...what to do...what to do....

I love the Royal Botanic Gardens - the first glimpse of the ornamental lake sparkling in the sun, the bellbirds calling and the bluestone stairway that leads up to the Temple of the Winds, the highest point in the gardens.

No matter how many times I go there, I always find something new - a new plant or tree, or a little pathway somewhere. Today I saw a kookaburra.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of your home holiday. I found this snippet on Alan de Botton's website:

Xavier de Maistre used to journey within a confined space: his bedroom. As an early 18th-century alternative traveller, the French author made his name advocating “room-travel” for “the poor and those afraid of storms, robberies and high cliffs”. Folly aside, his insight was “that the pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to”.

victoria said...

hope your non-date date went well :)

Abbeysmum said...

Hope you had a nice night.
Thinking about your "spare time" yesterday,you could have had a relaxing facial, I have discovered a training college for beauty therapists,just nearby and they will do any treatments (fully supervised) for a fraction of the usual cost,I just can't afford the full price,so I intend to treat myself and help out the students,what a nice idea.