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.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Paul Hogan in person.

We have just got home from seeing Paul Hogan at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. It was just him, reminiscing about his life and career, and he is as funny in person as he is on the big or small screen.
It was a full house, and much of the time everyone was screaming with laughter at Hoges and some of the clips of his early shows that he used to talk about. Photos were not allowed, so I didn't try to get any of him on stage, but I did sneak a few of the interior of the theatre during interval. The Princess Theatre is one of Melbourne's icons, built around 1854 and still in use as a theatre.
We were sitting four rows from the front, on the end of the row.  It was actually a good spot as Paul walked back and forth across the stage and we didn't have to swivel our heads to follow him. 
The fabulous ceiling and interior of the theatre. After the show ended about 9pm, we wandered through Chinatown to where our car was parked. It was a perfect balmy night and there were lots of people making the most of it, sitting at outdoor cafes and walking around. We don't get into the city at night very often; in fact I can't remember the last time I spent any time walking around at night in town! So we enjoyed this half hour. If Ken had been feeling better, we could have walked a lot further and maybe taken a look at the Myer windows. But it wasn't to be, so I satisfied myself with taking some photos of the Xmas lights around Chinatown.


Blogger Isabelle said...

Interesting to see your city.

Thanks for the walking foot advice. I am now investigating this. I was about to start using an ordinary one but would rather not make a mess of it at this stage!

Tuesday, 17 December, 2013  

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