Cottesloe in winter

A cold blustery morning at Cottesloe Beach
The beach has all but disappeared
And there is so much seaweed on the beach that remains.
Still the scenery isn’t all bad

I haven’t been down to Cottesloe in a while and I was surprised to see the beach all but gone.

I know it diminishes in the winter but I’ve never seen so much seaweed.
Still the walk down to the Naked Fig for breakfast was invigorating.
And the gale force wind pushed me back up the hill on my way home – bonus.
I had a chat to one of the trainers of the Hawthorn Football Club as well – who commented on the weather – I pointed out that even at its worst it’s warmer than Melbourne to which he agreed. 
The boys were walking a bit slowly (wonder why… 🙂 ) so we powered past them towards our coffee and some great service.
And I was glad I had decided against wearing my Dockers scarf.

Bugle Boy

Groover practices the Bugle for his upcoming role of Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace

Well rehearsals have started and now we are without Groover’s company two to three nights a week as he heads to Midland to rehearse for Blak Yak‘s upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace.

(the season is in June – don’t miss it)

This is Groover’s first foray into community theatre and he has to learn the bugle.

(Luckily I spoke to someone today whose brother is in the Navy band and plays the bugle – how cool is that!)

Anyway… he’s done Mr Cha Cha’s ballroom and Theatresports but this is “proper” theatre with lines to learn and everything.

And it’s quite a commitment – 2 to 3 nights a week and more as the season gets closer.

He seems to relish this new experience and told me over dinner tonight he would definitely look for more opportunities.

Having said that he was spotted listening to the last five minutes of the Dockers fabulous win on Sunday…

Groover listens to the Dockers at Rehearsal for Arsenic and old lace

But honestly – who could blame him?

It was an AWESOME win!

[more photos from rehearsals]

Bring back the V-neck

look at those aborted v-necksThere’s a big thunderstorm in Perth today so I am staying in and blogging, ignoring the shop I have to do and any other chores.

Groover is watching the Eagles get thrashed by Collingwood and I find myself irritated by their jumpers. It seems to be a trend that the new footy jerseys have this little bit across the V that I think looks NAFF.

Is it just so their clothing sponsor can show their logo?

The look is terrible, a nothing neck-line. An aborted V-neck. I won’t be buying anything from them in protest to their bad taste!

A V-neck is so much more stylish. And there’s even the chance of seeing a tuft of manly hair to get the ladies excited.

C’mon you footy teams – bring back the V-neck. You know I’m right.

On Chris Judd

Okay okay he’s not a traitor!

I’m just a bit parochial when it comes to my beloved state and can’t understand why anyone – once moving here – would want to move away!

I was talking to someone last night who said her father was on his way to Sydney with his family for a new life, stopped in Perth for a break on the journey – and quit to stay. Another woman told me that she couldn’t imagine going back to England having lived here and yet another who did go back and lasted a year.

Yes we have some problems with a boring CBD, and a stalled stadium, and few iconic buildings – it’s still my town, my state.

OMG – I’m sounding as one-eyed as a Victorian!