We’ve been in Alice Springs for 2 weeks and are getting lots of queries about what’s happening and when will there be a new blog? Sorry, no time to write much now – so here’s a quick update to fill the gap. No time?? we hear you asking. Yes. There are so many wonderful things to do here that we’ve been flat out all day everyday. We hope to get settled this week and have more time to just be. A saying we saw painted on a building today reminded us that “just being” is our goal.
We needed a housesitter to housesit the house we are housesitting so that we could go bush. Andrew was kind enough to volunteer. He has been to Alice before and loves the Todd River, so off we went to the river on his first day.
On our first weekend in Alice we headed an hour east down the Ross Highway for the Big Sing. Daf can’t sing – but she sure got into miming, along with the 100 strong choir. 35 of the participants were Aboriginal women from Titjikala, Hermansberg and nearby communities who have formed the Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir to travel to Germany in July. They are great singers and great artists. Needless to say we bought some art! Here’s a few photos from the weekend.
Here’s a brief slide show put together by the Big Sing photographer. Turn on your speakers – the choir sounds wonderful.
Back to Alice Springs and another highlight – finding a labyrinth in Olive Pink Botanic Gardens. We’ve heard there’s another one on private land in Alice and we’ll make contact with them soon (when we have time!!). Here’s Andrew and Jude walking the labyrinth.
Last Sunday night the ABC’s Compass featured the Centennial Park Labyrinth. We were surprised to see ourselves in it (at about 26 mins) along with our friend Nick. You can watch it on abc.net.au (compass/pastepisodes). Don’t blink or you’ll miss us.
That’s all for now folks. More to come soon.