This always happens when I’m not looking forward to something … I had an absolute BLAST tonight!!! Dinner was scrummy … we went to the Retro Cafe right next door to the State Theatre, where I had lamb shanks, and the others had calamari salads … this was then followed by a Viennese coffee laced with Galliano or Kahlua … finally followed by, without a doubt, the BEST EVER sticky date pudding with caramel sauce … seriously, it is the best we’ve ALL tasted – I’d go back there just for the stick date pudding, it is seriously TO DIE FOR!!!!
The show itself was a real hoot, and when you go in there’s a goodie bag sitting on your chair with props in it for the audience participation … I think my voice will be non-existent when I get up in the morning after yelling out and cheering for Maria, doing wolf whistles at Captain Von Trapp and yelling out “he’s gorgeous!”, then hissing at the Baroness and booing the Nazis … not to mention all the singing we did to every single song (which is helped enormously by having the words to the songs at the bottom of the screen!). Loads and loads of people got dressed up – I’ve never seen so many nuns in one place … it reminded you of the casino scene in Sister Act!! haha.
CathyB would have felt right at home in her nun’s outfit!! 😉
I must say I’d forgotten just how much I enjoy that movie … which is the legacy my mother will leave with me – I’ve been brought up with musicals all my life, and as long as you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll admit on here that I do enjoy them too! 😉
Anyway, all-in-all it was a tremendously good night out, although it ran a LOT later than we expected, so I got a taxi home to the train station instead of taking the risk of travelling on my own at night ($34 later, but probably worth it for the feeling of security … then again, the train ride might have been quieter, as my taxi driver didn’t shut up the whole way haha – did you know that by calling the train station a “train station” I was actually offending the driver, and I was lectured about it for some considerable time, because it’s anti-Australian … however, I seemed to redeem myself by pronouncing his surname right (“it’s Larkin, without the R”, so pronounced Laykin … brownie points to Anne and no more lectures about offensing his poor Australian ears with my uncouth murdering of his language haha). I did, however, end up having a bit of a history lesson once he’d settled down … I now know all about the night rider buses and why they were introduced, along with landfills in Sydney, and shown the church that St Peters suburb was named after, not to mention the brickworks that used to make the bricks from the clay landfill, and I learnt about the trams that used to travel between Rockdale and Brighton-le-Sands, which were then replaced by the trolley buses … anything else you want to know about the area, I’m sure I can tell you something new now! teehee.
Another great thing about tonight is that Brenda and Kerrie have booked themselves a night at my place after Easter to come over and stay the night, which will be fun – plus we’re going to go away for a girlie weekend to their holiday home with a group of about 6 girls to watch chick flicks and chill out with a few drinks … I know I’ve said it before, but it’s so lovely to have people here that I know really well. As much as I miss people from Melbourne (hi Sharon and Tannia especially!!), it’s lovely to have Brenda and Nigel here, and it’s great that I get on so well with Brenda’s best friend Kerrie as well … life is pretty good, all-in-all 🙂
Now I guess I’d better get my A into G and get to bed, as it will soon be time to wake up again for a stitching day again tomorrow … yippee! 😀