Another year, another birthday. (Which, of course, is the very definition of an annual day to celebrate your birth.)
This year we celebrated Nadia’s birthday with dinner at my sister’s house while watching the men’s cricket world cup.
And we got Nadia to blow out only once scented candle — which she was quite okay with :)
Turns out this often the first thing Nadia sees when she wakes up in the morning :)
Of course mornings aren’t the only times Maggie and I cuddle on the bed.
If you want more photos of (mostly) Maggie you should definitely follow Nadia on Instagram.
Nadia and I had an excellent time this afternoon at ‘Love Letters to Feminisms: a live performance of feminist texts’. Organised by the Loving Feminist Literature collective, the event featured several writers, poets, academics, and performers who shared their works and the works of other feminists.
The performances were powerful and emotional, and each one resonated strongly with everyone in the room.
Nadia was one of the performers and she read a piece that honoured the Pakistan women’s movement and all they’ve achieved over the last few decades.
Bonus: the event was held at the Bluestone Church Arts Space in Footscray, which a lovely venue that looks great in selfies :)
Seriously, though, it was a joy to be among so many diverse and enthusiastic feminists in Melbourne. I look forward to attending more of Loving Feminist Literature’s events in the future.
Nadia adores mangoes. Unfortunately, she’s been allergic to them since her late teens.
I, too, adore mangoes. But, given we been married for over fifteen years, I only rarely have them. So, when I do, I make the most of it :)
This is from Nadia’s Instagram account:
To which my response was: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This is Maggie’s “Oh no! Nadia wasn’t just getting dressed for nothing, she really is leaving by the front door now” face. Puppy is not pleased.
Here’s what I shared on Instagram in January 2019. (ICYMI, starting this year I’ll be cross-posting everything I post to Instagram to this blog.)
We had a super hot start to 2019. Maggie, being a very Australian dog, loves the heat.
When the weather is nice, though, we all like to hang out in the garden.
Maggie loves her rope toy.
January saw the start of #SlowSummer on SBS.
Nadia and I went to the Australia Open tennis tournament, where every year we take a selfie.
Melbourne went through three-ish heat waves in January. The last series of hot days ended with rain showers across the city. I work on the 29th floor of a building in the Docklands that has great views.
I finally got around to buying a quality Panama hat. Which, of course, meant that I had to take a selfie while wearing it :)
Nadia wearing a hat, being silly :)