Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Sydney 24 – 26 January 2010
We went up to Sydney to see Katie and Carl and our new grandson, Xavier on his first birthday. Every time we see Xavier he has grown and is more interested in the world around him. He is at an exciting stage and almost ready to walk. Katie cooked a birthday cake and invited some of her friends around to celebrate. On Australia Day we had intended to go out for a picnic but it was too hot for Xavier, so Peter went into Sydney instead to see the Motorfest. This was a collection of about 1,000 vintage and classic cars, all in superb condition – a feast for the eyes!!
Monday, March 01, 2010
Goulburn Blues Festival 11 – 15 February 2010
Set off for Goulburn in the rain for the Blues Festival. The festival music is spread out around the town in the pubs and clubs, which made it difficult to see the acts in the pouring rain. Caught up with Tom Richardson (who also played at the Illawarra Folk Festival). This was the first time we had attended and overall we listened to great music including Glenn Cardier, The Blues Preachers, Don Hopkins and Matt Southon. When we left on Sunday, it became very cold and foggy, so we stayed the night at Robertson. In the morning, it was such a nice day that we camped at Kiama Blowhole and invited some friends for morning tea. The surf was still rough and Peter got some great shots of waves crashing at the Blowhole.
Illawarra Folk Festival 14 – 17 January 2010
Decided to get to Bulli early so we drove up on the Thursday, only to find the camping area just about full! Settled in between some vans to enjoy the music. The festival keeps going from strength to strength and offered a wide variety of singers. We had a great time, caught up with some old friends and listened to some fantastic music from the Stiff Gins, Wongawilli, Sal Kimber and the Rollin Wheel and Frenchman Smith.