Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wednesday

I so badly wanted to stitch with my new threads today but i didn't have time for anything - we were so busy and I have only packed one suitcase for Hobart. Guess who will be busy in the morning....

Tonight we went to a great concert with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Richard Tognetti was telling us about their week. The hall in Woollongong is to be demolished so they had to cancel, in Canberra they had to change venues and when they flew out of somewhere in Australia, the security people initially wouldn't let them take their string instruments on the plane because they might inflict damage with their strings. Makes some of our hassles pale into insignificance.

3 comments:

Tannia said...

Don't you hate it when you have something new to play with and you just can't squeeze enough hours out of the day to do it! Perhaps on your plane ride? I managed to get needles on the plane last week - alas they were only petites though :( I'm not sure they would let larger needles on!

Alison Schwabe said...

Since the issue of security on planes escalated so dramatically (and in so doing gave all these checking people enormous extra importance, in public) it has always amazed me that things like tweezers, nail clippers and thread cutters are forbidden in carry-ons, yet something every traveller carries at least one of, and which could be a very nasty weapon weilded in the wrong hands, goes through just fine. I refer to our biro / ballpoint pen. Cello and violin strings, indeed - but possibly garottes, I suppose...

Caitlin said...

Yeah, can't you just see Tognetti unstringing his Strad and demanding to be flown to Cuba? NOT!! Do they really think a concert violinist would risk his hands garrotting someone?!

Last time I flew (Brisbane to Sydney) not only did I get sniffered (the bomb ingredients nose machine - finds things like petrol and fertiliser - how glad was I that I left the lawn mowing to Mr Beloved!) but they took - wait for it - my FOUNTAIN PEN. Yep, the pen is indeed mightier than the sword...

Hope you get some play time soon - must be so tantalising when goodies arrive and there's not time to explore them!

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