Well with the first week coming to the close, the April weather was cool and with my arthritis playing up, it decided to be cloudy and before long it started spitting and some raining as the end of the first week in Sydney(note Tuesday 17 April is the first day of the second week). We went to my cousins husband’s sister for a lovely dinner. It was raining that night as we started our second week in Sydney(remember that Sydney is mostly hilly and not flat land which I’m use to); well it was raining and my jacket is getting wet as Mum was holding my arm, and then she said stop I lost my shoe. It took a while to get the shoe back on and then going up a steep driveway where steps were made was a little difficult for me and Mum still holding the umbrella. No matter how fast I went or wanted to get out of the rain, a second time Mum’s shoe decided to play which made Mum laugh. Meanwhile my right arm was almost wet lucky for the jumper had some resistance to being wet, well it still had those starches when you buy a jumper. Apart from the comedic mishap of the night, it was such a beautiful dinner and the company kept was great.
Of course the next night was raining and before I knew it pelted down like cats and dogs. Well the metaphor for heavy rain is not entirely right but it was different to North Queensland weather. Anyway my cousins sons wife and her son and daughter, Mum and I went to the Cinema to see Hunger Games.
Hunger Games Review
Hunger Games is a young adult fiction novel of a series which is made into a movie – First I must say that reading first person stories is very dull and one-sided but watching the movie was excellent. The plot of Hunger Games is a look at the concept of Romans ruling the world and our modern technologies and the games where Gladiators fight in the arena. A few differences from the Roman ideal, where a Tribune is no longer a soldier of Rome but a fighter for the Hunger Games. These fighters or Tribunes are young boys and girls are called out of these Districts of which are twelve, the main character a girl volunteers instead of her sister. The object of the games is to please the rich society and the sponsors of the Tribunes. With these games as in the old Roman times the fight is to the death. I found it a little disturbing to fight for a district but the story behind the main character is interesting and I cannot wait for the next movie that is if they decide to do it. This movie I give a 3 star rating, because it was good and interesting and hopeful for the next movie.
Thursday we went shopping and going to cousins place for dinner. The rain stopped on Thursday morning and I was amazed at one shopping center call Liverpool Westfield was three levels and an array of shops from clothing to stores for hairdressers and such. The dinner was lovely and Friday morning went to for a drive, once again passing the road to Home-bush and went over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and went around to the bridge where a park is. There I took photos of the front of the opera house and the bridge and a few other things like Luna Park.
When I was going over the bridge and looking under the bridge it reminded me of a giant scale Meccano set, which my parents could not afford to buy, apart from the two towers of brick and mortar that hold the bridge from falling. Those buildings remind me of the fortified barbican/gatehouse of medieval times in either shoreline. It is this that I came to love a city but it was more than this. It was the moment when I went on to see the place of serenity.