Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The most boring week of the year.

Is the week of the football grand final in Melbourne. See - I can't be bothered even using capital letters for the words grand final. So much fuss about a game. The players spend more time punching each other than kicking the football. Most shops have streamers and balloons hanging all over the place in either blue and white or black and white, depending on what team they are following. I ask them who is having a birthday, and get the reaction of 'duh?'

Does anyone in Melbourne know of a good craft show, needlecraft, quilt, etc. that is on this Saturday? I'd rather be anywhere than somewhere that people are listening to, or watching, the football. There used to be a charity that raised funds for some hospital or other, by organising events on grand final day that did NOT have anything to do with football. It was called "The Anti-Football League". I'd revive it all by myself, but many of my dear friends are football fans and I don't want to run the risk of losing their friendship... if I haven't already, by posting this! What the heck, it's a free country with freedom of speech. Although going by what has happened to Herald Sun journalist Andrew Bolt this week, I could be forgiven for wondering if I might be charged with offensive journalism myself..

1 Comments:

Blogger FredaB said...

Hi Gina

I'll leave a post for you. I agree about football either yours or ours. I never have watched it and don't understand much of it. Here they always post large sales for women at the quilt shops, etc. when the super bowl is on (no caps here either) so the women can go shop.

I will watch bits of hockey, basketball, etc. but it is usually Harv watching and me fiddling with some of my crafts. To each his own.

Hugs

FredaB

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