Journal ramblings of a quilter, wannabe art quilter and librarian.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Giving Myself a Treat!
This weekend I treated myself to a day and night in Wellington - time to go to a concert and spend a little time with the girls and their partners. The concert was the AMI Summer Symphony at the Basin (Basin Reserve) which started at 5:00pm. The Vector Wellington Orchestra, Pelorus Trust Wellington Brass Band, Footnote Dance company and singers: Jenny Wollerman (soprano), Helen Medlyn (mezzo soprano) and Richard Greager (tenor) entertained us in a picnic setting with some favourite opera arias, film classics, William Tell and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with cannons and bells. I have never been present when cannons and bells have been used in the 1812 Overture, and it was such a delight to be there! Sunday lunch was at Grand Century Chinese Restaurant - yum char. Wow! what lovely food! steamers of dim sum: