I know I say it every month but where did August go. It seems like in a blink of an eye it was over and it was, as usual absolutely jam packed for us! There are only a few short months left this year and I am trying to make the most of each and every one of them.
Without further ado I shall recap my fabulous August!
RBG – I had not heard a lot about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg but I saw that a volunteer organisation I follow was holding a special screening which prompted me to read more. I couldn’t make the special screening but I went with the Aussie, Naomi and Naomi’s lovely mum. I love movies and television shows which are in the legal sphere and I was not disappointed by this documentary about a strong woman who has worked her way through the justice system. Naomi has bought the books Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Her own Words and also the Notorious RBG and we are currently working our way through each book before swapping over.
BLACKkKLANSMAN – this film was amazingly acted with a brilliant cast. The story is also a biography of a black Police Officer who went undercover to try and join his local Ku Klux Klan. It showed the way he was treated by his own colleagues which is crazy to even imagine happening but also just how he infiltrated the group.
Christopher Robin – I don’t think this movie is out here for another week or so but I spotted that our local cinema had screenings so we went to see it with Naomi and the Aussie’s sister. This film was just so lovely and gentle and sweet. It was the perfect Friday night treat after a hectic week at work. I loved the storyline and the animations were pretty fantastic. I know this is a film I will watch again and again.
THEATRE & MUSIC
Letters to Lindy – A lot of people have heard the story of Lindy Chamberlain whose baby daughter was taken from a camp and killed by dingoes. Lindy was charged with and found guilty of murder, spending three years in prison in the Northern Territory. Lindy has received thousands of letters of the years and this play was the story of what happened from the date Azaria was taken with the use of the letters. It was really very moving and also shocking what actually happened to Lindy and what she lost as a result.
P!nk – I blogged about the P!nk Concert which was absolutely fantastic here.
Glasshouse Mountains – during the Brisbane Show (The Ekka) everyone in Brisbane gets a day off so that we can visit the show. I don’t know anyone who actually went to the show but the Aussie and I decided to hit the road and pay a visit to the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast. We spent a lovely day exploring the area and enjoying the stunning views and I’m planning on writing about our trip soon.
The Colour Run & Bridge to Brisbane – I have written about the Bridge to Brisbane event here but the week before the Aussie and I also participated in the Colour Run on the Gold Coast. The Colour Run is a very fun 5km event where you get literally sprayed in coloured paint along the way. This was the second time I took part in the Colour Run and I know I will definitely have a go again.