(Incidentally, does everyone get a four day weekend for Easter? Americans seem to have a completely different holiday system, so it has just dawned on me that the four day thing may not apply to those of you over there. If not, I am very, very sorry.)
Before launching into the weekend, I thought I should bring us up to speed on some recent outings we have had around Perth. The work side of things has been busy lately, but we have still managed to fit quite a lot in outside of work hours.
All photos are from my phone, so I apologise for the dubious quality...
Rooftop Movies in the city centre.
For Christmas, my brother gave us passes to a rooftop movie set up that happens in the city over summer. On top of what roof, you might ask? A car park roof is what. It is quite a novel experience to head to the top of a multistory car park with the view to watching a film on the roof!
|Waiting to enter|
The movies shown are mostly classics and 'retro' films, although some new releases are scattered through the program too. We saw Samsara, a 2011 release that was filmed over five years in five continents, covering religious rituals, natural beauty, natural disaster zones, and human industry. It is entirely in pictures, no words, and was quite suited to a Friday night on top of a car park roof!
|The roof top set up (the vans were selling food)|
This is the time of year to be outside in Perth. Those grey skies I mentioned aren't there all the time, and when they're not - there is dazzling sunshine coupled with moderate temperatures. It would be foolish not to go outside and enjoy it.
|Resting'on a bench, looking over the Swan River.|
This is the same area we visited this time last year, on Mr Bite's birthday. It's a beautiful spot.
Indoor rock climbing.
This activity stemmed from another present voucher, this time from Mr Bite for my birthday last December. I've been talking about going indoor climbing for quite some time, and he thought the voucher might allow us to actually get to doing it.
It did, albeit four months later, and it was a very fun afternoon. It was also a very exhausting afternoon. Rock climbing is hard!
We managed to reach the top of some of the easier climbing sections, but I was definitely confronted (yet again...) by my lack of arm strength. It was a fun sort of confrontation though, and I would definitely take sore arm muscles from rock climbing than sore muscles from, say, basketball.
What have you been up to lately?
And - what are you planning for the weekend?!