Monday, August 30, 2010

Om Kolthoum - Enta Omri 2/6

Two weekends ago I was in Sydney and had the pleasure of seeing the divine Dina (of Cairo) dancing to my favourite arabic song, Enta Omri. I was in heaven. Enta Omri never fails to bring tears to my eyes and shivers down my spine, and only Dina can dance with the intense emotion that is needed to do justice to the song. Here is the legendary Om Kolthoum singing my favourite bit.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Go see this movie!

Went to see NZ movie "Boy" last night. It was fabulous - so funny but so very sad as well, I laughed and cried at the same time. It's more poignant than the trailer suggests.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 4: Katoomba Clifftop and Federal Pass

This was walk was the most 'touristy" of all the walks but still well worth doing.

Day 3: National Pass

This walk at Wentworth Falls is one of the most popular walks in the Blue Mountains, and we weren't disappointed - the photos just don't do it justice.

Day 2: Lockleys Pylon

This was our favourite walk as it was mainly out in the open with spectacular views all around. As getting to the start of the walk involves driving 8kms on gravel road, it is also much quieter than other walks. We had a glorious lunch spot perched on the cliff edge, overlooking a waterfall.

Grand Canyon (the Blue Mountains one)

We have just spent 5 glorious days in the Blue Mountains, bushwalking our little hearts out. It is so gorgeous there...once you get away from the horrid "scenic world" tourist trap.

Day 1: Walk from Govetts Leap to Evans Lookout (return) & Grand Canyon (circuit)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mt Cordeaux

On Sunday, a group of us went for a lovely walk to the top of Mt Cordeaux at Cunninghams Gap. It is only about 75 mins to the top, and then you can walk on further to Bare Rock if still feeling energetic. The highlight for me is always the spectacular spear lilies on the way to Bare Rock.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vote Greens in the Senate

Can't help myself, election fever has hit - and Bob Brown is one of my all time favourite people!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Koala Cuteness

Yesterday we visited Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The babies were sooo cute! But it is so very sad that due to rampant and insensitive development, they have hardly any natural habitat left in SE Qld and are endangered.