August 28th, 2007

Le Luna eclipse for some parts of the world occured tonight, a total luna eclipse. A group of us went down the beach to watch it happen. It was pretty amazing and a lot of people were down there to see it.

Total Luna Eclipse

The colour of the moon is from the atmosphere of the Earth, based on that the eclipsed moon sees all the sun rises and sunsets on Earth at the same time and is the reason why the colour matches the colour you see on the horizon at sunrise and sunset.

Simone and Stu brought down fish and chips and sat on a rug. I took the opportunity to take a lot of photos, here are Jenny and Marcus looking up out to sea at the eclipse –

Jenny and Marcus with the stars and red moon

It was the most popular night down the beach I’d ever seen –

Popular Night
August 20th, 2007

This weekend Amy’s parents came for a holiday and stayed in Manly. The weather for the weekend managed to stay fine enough for the first two days of their holiday.

We had dinner at Ironbark Pizza in Manly which did one of the best Mexican style pizzas I’ve ever had on Thursday night. Friday night we cooked at home and Saturday night we went out to Garfish a fish restaurant which did a great fish and chips, which is what most of us opted for.

We did the Manly tour of North Head and then we did a drive all the way up to Palm Beach. Where the clouds were looking really crazy –

Amazing Clouds at Palm Beach

On Sunday we had a relax day as it was raining all day long so a trip to Warringah Mall was in order (feels like we are there every weekend we are in Sydney).

We finished off the weekend with a nice dinner at Thup Tim Siam Thai restaurant in Manly –

Thup Tim Siam Restaurant

A very nice weekend in and around the Northern Beaches.

August 3rd, 2007

2nd August was the date and the Hopetoun Hotel was the venue. Bhanglassi, the headline act, played their best set yet to a crowd of excited Hopetoun punters. The night was supported by In the After, The Ghetto Blaster and a strange guy dressed up as a civil war union officer banging on about Anna Nicole Smith.

Bhanglassi at the Hopetoun with stange civil war dude
Matt and Marcus eager to get on as civil war freak slowly kills the atmosphere

Good on the guy for giving it a go ashame it was terrible. When the Lassi finally got to the stage a robotic voice kicked off the start of the gig and went straight into some fine tunes. At the end of the gig an encore was shouted out and a whole new lassi appeared with Matt on the drums and Mike on some more drums –

Bhanglassi Remixed

Also available at the back of the Hopetoun were Lassi t-shirts selling for $20 which people who were not known to the band were buying, which is a great sign in my opinion.

Right at the very end Mike gave a shout out to the crowd and threw the microphone stand down onto the floor in true rock and roll style –

Microphone stand throw down

Brilliant gig can’t wait for the next one.