Blogging from Westminster St where I'm staying the night with Phil and Julie and their two gorgeous kids, Pieta and Elijah. The other two members of the Breakfst Club were not available, ironically Broadie and family are away, in Busselton! and Hugh had 16 beeps on his answering machine so I suspect he may have gone overseas for the holidays. Phil and I decided to revisit an activity from our past: go karting! We used to go quite often some 15 years ago when we worked together at Chip Inn. We went to the track in Belmont and had a great time, both qualifying for the advanced karts after impressing in our first turn on the standard karts. Hurtling around a twisting track in a fuel burning rocket 2 inches abovethe ground is an adrenaline pumping experience.
After that we changed the pace and went to the movies. We were almost forced to choose between a chick flick and Alien v Predator until we discovered that Atonement had only been going for 10 minutes so we went to see it. I'd read the book a couple of years ago so was able to fill in the blanks for Phil from the bits we missed. It is a very sad story so it was one of those movies you don't really enjoybut are glad you saw.
We came home, had icecream and talked for the next 2 1/2 hours, about life love and Afghanistan. Phil and Julie are returning to work there later this year. Phil has a blog called Itinerant and Indigent, I thinkthere's a link to it on my sidebar but I can't tell from here. If there's not I'll sort one out soon. He doesn't post often but is always well worth a read.