day 2 and plans

I’m cheating a little this year and prepping a few posts in advance. I think I wrote and scheduled yesterday’s post last Friday, and today’s on Monday. This at least means I have two posts done for June. I sorta feel like I need a run-up though I doubt that will matter as the month rolls on.

In years gone by, I have always been able to rely on attending filmfest for providing a goodly chunk of content. Then covid hit and in 2020, filmfest was online with only a small selection of films. FIlmfest was postponed in 2021 but was alas was on too close after the end of lockdown so I skipped it. I lived in an “LGA of concern” as they were called so lived through a tighter lockdown than folk in other parts of Sydney…though we didn’t have it as hard as some. There were restrictions on movement and curfews and so on.

State Theatre neon sign

This meant I was a little uncomfortable rushing back to a physical cinema, plus I wanted to focus on friends and family I hadn’t seen in a long time. So I missed filmfest altogether. This year I will miss it again as we moved out of Sydney a few months ago and I’m good with that. My partner is looking at creating a film festival of our own and she is perusing the various streaming services for interesting films to include. The more I think about it the more I like it and perhaps I need to seek out a few films myself.

The last couple of years I’ve had a sort of mental exhaustion and not been keen to watch challenging things…dieting more on action, or what I like to call rollercoaster movies; thrills and spills without being too intense. Actually I’ve not been watching a lot of stuff at all of late. Takes a while to settle post move though I have started reading again…my fancy copy of Dune has arrived…though that was quite the adventure with couriers and such…a tale for another post.

Hmmm…I think that means I might make it to at least 3 posts this #blogjune :-)