This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Wedding...Roger Waters AND Harry Potter!!!

Part of our 'Whirlwind February'...
Tickets to Harry Potter the Exhibition at Power House Museum, Sydney



and at the same time invitations to an Australian/Vietnamese wedding...


JoJo and I all set for the wedding...


Damien and Thanh...
This wedding was made more special in that the couple had to wait another an extra 3 years to become married as Thanh's Father had passed...


the menu...


the tickets...these were a surprise Christmas gift for us from our Son James who is an avid fan of Roger!!!


The Concert was called 'The Wall'...
JoJo with her 'Hammer' Tshirt that she purchased...



Walking over to the stadium...


Entrance to the Roger Waters concert at Olympic Park home of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games...


Venue filling up...


Part of the magic!!!


Hotted up car outside...


Sunrise...and Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background...


Parramatta River in the foreground...city in the background...




James and JoJo...
Thank you so very very much James for this special gift...we had a ball!


Coming up to Harry Potter at Darling Harbour...


A terrace on the way...


A train at the entrance...Locomotive No 1 which hauled the first train  to run in New South Wales in 1855....



The Flying Ford Anglia, the car used in the film....



Sitting in the chair outside the exhibition...
A fabulous exhibition...and I got to sit in Hagrid's Chair!!!

Of course I had to purchase some souveneres...couldn't resist this satchel...


Paper bag...mug and bookmark...


My set of HP books...


My Harry doll that I found at a garage sale...unfortunately the Philosopher's Stone is missing from his hand...




This little sparkly box brought home by JoJo from her Art Group...

Lots more to tell in my next post...
Happy Weekend...Dzintra

17 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD EVENING SWEET FRIEND!

Oh dear, what FUN this looks like! You all look fabulous and it is hard to imagine that you are SO FAR away from where I am. You are at the tail end of your summer and we are very early into getting spring here. But FUN awaits no matter when and I wish you all more magic ahead as you change course of seasons my dearest one!!! Anita

shez said...

whow what wonderful time and places you got to go to,and well done JoJo lovely box.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra and JoJo, Wow what a great time you had at all your outings. Couldn't get over the amount of food at the Wedding. Love JoJo's gift box. Interesting to read about the train too. Thanks for a intersting post Dzintra.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Palomasea said...

What wonderful memories you have been making, sweet Dzintra! Everything looks fantastic and exciting :)
I am so glad the weather has cleared up for you. We are slowly warming up, as dear Anita says, heading into Spring!
I love JoJo's sparkly box, just love it!
Wonder what special treasures will be stored there...
Love to you,
- Irina

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely lovely post this is!!! So many wonderful things happening around you. It must all have been thrilling in its very own way. And JoJo looks so happy and excited. She made a beautiful magical sparkling box!
Enjoy your memories!!!
Have a happy weekend.

Notjustnat said...

I look like a fun and busy week for you. Sydney is my favourite city. Harry Potter for you for Jo Jo? She looks cute in that red T - Love the new banner too - have a great weekend - love Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

What fabulous fun times you've been having!! I'd be happy tagging along with you and JoJo, I'm a big Roger Waters/Pink Floyd fan and I love Harry Potter! The wedding looked lovely too.

Sue said...

Wow, what a busy time you've been having. The menu from the wedding is divine and you and Jojo both look gorgeous.

Terry said...

Great memories to share. If JoJo liked H.P. half as much as my grandchildren it was the bestest!!
i'm sure she loved it and you too.

RitaGri said...

Iespaidiem bagāts februāris. Gan skaisti, gan aizraujoši.

Jeni said...

Hi Dzintra
look like a good time had by all.....i had the weekend in Sydney just gone...boy oh boy how many people in the city ...its just crazy .....

Jeni said...

Hi Dzintra
look like a good time had by all.....i had the weekend in Sydney just gone...boy oh boy how many people in the city ...its just crazy .....

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness, what a great time ya'll must of had. This had to be the most perfect gift ever!!!

I adore that precious little box JoJo made. Great Job!!!

God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a sunhiny day!!!

BTW: the weddin' looked amazin' :o)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my sweet Dzintra,

I just smile when I see your header! You and JoJo are just darling. NOW YOUR WEATHER IS CHANGING! We are having the most GORGEOUS WEATHER HERE, which is about 7 weeks early!

HUGS TO YOU! Anita

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Absolutely Fabulous post!!! JoJo looks to be in 7th Heaven at Harry Potter! You too... looking gorgeous and happy sitting on Hagrid's chair! Love love love it! xxxVicki

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Dzintra
I enjoyed reading about the 'Harry Potter' Extension exhibit. And your Harry Potter books are probably the version from England or does Australia have it's own edition like the U.S.A. does? I have often wanted a set printed from England. It would just seem more viable. We have about four sets of the Harry Potter books. I made sure my grown children had their own copies. Oh! And my brother who is the professional artist had a copy of 'The Sorcerer's Stone' (which I think in England it is 'The Philosopher's Stone'). Anyway, way back in 1998, when J.K. Rowling was in Alexandria, Virgina at a Border's book store signing, my brother (who lives in Virginia) had J.K. Rowling sign the book. I now have that book! A signed copy!
I seriously purchased the book from my brother which I purchased from him for quite a bit of money.
But it was worth it to me to have a bit of the Harry Potter history on my bookshelf.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
We are having wind and rain...it is lovely!
hugs,
Teresa

Rod said...

Roger Waters is such an amazing musician... I scoored tickets from Ticketexecutive.com for the concert in May.This man is something else live !

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