Thursday, June 24, 2010

What a day!

Some days just pass by. Others just seemed to be packed with news, excitement and adventure. Today was one of the latter ones for us.

At 6.30am this morning Australia has won its game against Serbia 2:1.

At 8.30am Germany has won against Ghana 1:0 (sensational goal, Özil!).

This means that Germany is in the next round (lucky bastards ;-)) and Australia is out of the world cup due to a very unlucky goal difference (poor buggers ;-().

At 9am news spread that Australia has a new prime minister. For reasons that are not entirely clear to me, the previous Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was challenged by his deputy Julia Gillard and lost. So at 12.30pm she becomes the first female prime minister of Australia.

At 1pm my lovely husband, Vicky and I set off for the big city. First we have a look at Ned Kelly’s famous armour at the State Library of Victoria.

It is one of my favourite museums in Melbourne. They always have amazing free temporary exhibitions (‘til you drop’ is on a the moment – an homage to shopping, a Melbourne history) plus they have wonderful pieces on permanent display and the building with its huge dome, antique books and classic reading room is just breathtaking.

After all that culture, we stop at our favourite Malaysian restaurant for a huge bowl of Laksa ...

... then a bit of shopping – mostly exciting things like breast pads ;-) but anyway...

... then a quick feed in the car park before heading back home.

What an adventure with a 3 week old baby, but honestly it is much less stressful than anticipated and once you have done it, you feel so much more self-confident. So, it is definitely worth the effort. I am glad that I have followed the Come-Out-Wherever-You-Are advice by my lovely former colleague K. to get out of the house as soon as possible.

Now it’s 5pm and to be honest, I am quite exhausted. Happy but tired. So I hope the day will finish quietly with a bowl of homemade soup, watching Masterchef on TV and then going to bed early. That is my plan anyway, but you know that Vicky is now the ones who make the planes ;-)

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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