Diary

 

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A few days ago I could see some bits of a rainbow. I tried to take some pictures. But all the colours were gone before I managed to catch them with my camera.

This month we already had quite a bit of rain. I always love to go for walks in the ‘bush’ after it has been raining. Walking among trees and breathing in this beautiful fresh air is just wonderful. I recently took a few photos when the rain stopped for a while. We are very much in the midst of winter now here on the East coast of Australia: Even during the day it does not get very warm at all. In our Yoga class Peter and I were given a few tips how to warm the body on a cold morning. It is really not necessary to keep the heaters on all the time. One can warm the body just by moving a certain way. These Yoga movements are very relaxing. It is like a meditation. All it needs is to take the time to concentrate on my own body, on my breathing and how the different parts of my body move or keep still.

As far as taking pictures is concerned, I find when I take a picture of something I teach myself to look properly at the subject. I like to look at some details in nature. Often I am amazed how the camera sees more than I ever do.

Here now are some of my recent pictures:

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First Wednesday of the Month of June 2018

Hurrah! My new glasses are here:

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This is printed on one of the cleaning cloths.

 

The green rimmed glasses are for using at the computer, the red rimmed ones are for walking around in, and the dark glasses are anti glare and good for wearing in the car.

Here is what you can find in Google about The Fred Hollows Foundation:

https://www.hollows.org/au/about-the-foundation

Andre Rieu: Live In Maastricht 2015

This afternoon at 2 o’clock our TV station SBS did show a repeat of the Maastricht concert from 2015. Peter and I had great fun watching this performance!
Following is what I found in YouTube about it:

Affectionately known as ‘The King of Waltz’, André performs a series of concerts in his home town of Maastricht, in The Netherlands every year, which are always André’s most popular concerts of the year.

 


Russian Ark and my Post from the 3rd of June 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Ark

Yesterday I missed out on watching “Russian Ark”. I remember that I have seen it a few years ago in a cinema. But I am sure it would be interesting to watch it again. Peter did watch it yesterday online while I was fiddling around with lots and lots of  YouTube items about music and dancing with flash mobs in different cities. While I was doing this, I also came to notice videos about the dancing of some people in their 90s! I thought this was really quite remarkable. Anyhow I took to publishing some of the videos. I started with this one about a flash mob in Amsterdam that happened on Feb 29, 2016: In the write-up about this video it says:”More than 250 people participated in a ‘feelgood’ stunt this morning during rush hour at the Central Station in Antwerp, Belgium. Grease, the Musical opens in Antwerp on March 4th. This is how we drew attention to the opening week. Grease is definitely still the word!”https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=s_hlvRNgGOQ

https://auntyuta.com/2018/06/03/a-bit-of-music-and-dancing/

 

June 2018 Diary

A pair of red glasses, a pair of green glasses and a pair of black glasses: These are the glasses that I chose last week to be fitted with different lenses to help me cope with my deteriorating eyesight. I am so looking forward to be picking them up some time this week or early next week!

Peter and I watched the new series MYSTERY ROAD on ABC last night. I just noticed in THE GUARDIAN a very interesting write up about MYSTERY ROAD:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jun/03/mystery-road-review-tv-spin-off-unearths-ambitious-tale-of-small-town-secrets

And this article about the “Best Film and TV Streaming in Australia this month” seems to be most interesting too.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/feb/04/from-the-americans-to-drunk-history-the-best-film-and-tv-streaming-in-australia-this-month