Today Jemimah and her daddy leave for the snow, an event that marks the beginning of my annual (except for last year) Home Alone Mother Culture Week. Yippee!!! Can you tell how excited I am?
Above, you'll see the impressive pile of books I've packed for the week. The pile is that large for variety - I need exactly-the-book-I'm-feeling-like-right-now - this week, so I had to pack a lot to ensure heterogeneity and flexibility. Ahem.
There's no way I'm going to get through that pile, because I have lots of other delicious things scheduled for my Home Alone Mother Culture Week as well as reading. Here's the list so far. What should I add?
:: A visit to the National Gallery of Victoria to see the Masterpieces from the Hermitage exhibition with a friend from Uni days (that's thirty years, people).
:: A sleepover with my BFF with Thai food, champagne, chocolate, shopping and chat. K loves clothes shopping, so that should be...um...interesting. I haven't seen her for three years.
:: Indulgent 'meals for one' of my favourite cheeses with crackers and fruit. Okay, and maybe something bubbly. I cannot lie.
:: An afternoon at Aurora Spa. Think massage, facial, pedicure...
:: Time to write some blog posts. It's been so long, friends, so long.
:: Coffee dates with Daughter of Eve, and with Sarah.
:: A performance of 20:21 by The Australian Ballet.
:: A movie marathon of Studio Ghibli films.
What would you do if you were home alone for a week? Does my plan sound good to you? What should I add? Leave out? Do you want me to post pics of my book treasures? Let me know. I'd love a good old fashioned blog chatter. Nobody comments on blog posts anymore, do they. Sigh.