~ Elizabeth Gilbert, from "Eat, Pray, Love"
It seems that I've managed to fit at least a month's worth of activities into the last two weeks, And now I'm left feeling tired and overwhelmed. There are too many things to do and too many things I'm feeling powerless about doing anything about at the moment, and I just want to slow down for a while.
Byron Bay was lovely. We stayed in a cabin at First Sun, which is in the middle of everything - right on the beach and also in town, so we didn't have to take the car anywhere. Which is just as well, because I was reminded of why we gave up on staying in Byron and opted for quieter Brunswick Heads several years ago. The place is ridiculously busy, even in Winter. Tourists everywhere, and traffic beyond what a small town can comfortably cope with.
The food more than made up for the busy-ness, though. It's just as well I don't live there, as starting the day with a large flat white and dark chocolate filled doughnut from Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts everyday might not be the best idea. We had delicious sushi one day, and the woodfired pizza at the Great Northern was as good as I remembered.
We all loved Angus and Julia Stone, even though Max slept through most of the concert. We blame that on the support act, Victor Valdes, who was absolutely amazing on the Mexican Harp but just too damn relaxing.
Thank you to everyone who has emailed me or left comments on this blog about the Brisbane class - I really appreciate them! I'll put together the images of your layouts from the class and post them here very soon.
Forgot to mention in the last post - a huge thank you to Jill Geraghty-Groves and Ngaire Bartlam, who lent me sewing machines for my Saturday class when we had a courier problem with the other machines. I really appreciate you coming to my rescue!
Leunig - just for fun: