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Date night

This weekend we had some crazy storms in Melbourne, and there was even hail!  It’s not cold enough to hail here.  Insane.  This is not the best picture of hail you will ever see, it was really dark (at about 4pm on Saturday) and I had to do some dodgy work in Photoshop to even make the hail visible.

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So last night, having heard the weather prediction for more storms, we decided to go out for dinner and then to a movie. We saw The Hurt Locker.

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Whilst I don’t think it was as traumatic as The Road (the last movie we saw) it was certainly confronting and a little disturbing.  And very very well acted.  Kathryn Bigelow will deserve the Best Director Oscar if she wins it today.

Sunday stuff

Yesterday the boy and I had a lovely day. We got up late, pottered around the house and then went on two dates!

We went to see Hancock in the afternoon. Now, I am a Will Smith fan but I don’t always like his movies. But this one, I highly recommend. It was so entertaining! Funny and clever and with a twist you don’t see coming at all. Good Saturday afternoon fun.

Last night we went to dinner at Box. This is our favourite seafood restaurant in Melbourne. We’ve been going there for a few years now and they always look after us. I had Moreton Bay bug tails in honey and sesame, garlic king prawns in beurre blanc, and crayfish with garlic butter. Every mouthful was delicious. Oh, and I had cream cheese crepes with raspberry and peach compote for dessert. Is your mouth watering yet? It should be.

Today the boy is going to work (although I’ve seen no movement in this direction yet) and I will do the last of the washing, then go shopping and look for some black boots. I’ve been looking for weeks with no luck yet (I am after a very specific pair) but I will not give up!

Movie Review

Well this afternoon we went to see the new Indiana Jones movie. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. And certainly not as good as the first three. Which is disappointing because it had a lot of potential. Oh sure, it was entertaining enough but why is everyone raving about the young bloke in it? He wasn’t that good! Cate Blanchett did a good job as the chief baddie and Harrison Ford was his usual Indy self but the story was a bit slow.

Our trip out wasn’t quite as planned. We decided to go to Gold Class and see the movie in comfort. $84 thank you very much. We left a couple of hours early; we thought we’d do a spot of shopping and get a coffee before the movie. We sat in traffic for nearly an hour getting to a place which is only 20 minutes away. We didn’t do any shopping, there was no time for that; we did get a coffee which was very disappointing.

We were going to go out for dinner tonight but I had a bit of a headache on the way home so we will go out for breakfast tomorrow instead. I hope there’s something good on the telly tonight.