This past weekend has been a rather busy one for me and rather exciting one too. It started out on Friday night when Cat, a friend and I all went to the Canberra Conference Centre to watch Sir David Attenborough live on stage. He was originally scheduled to appear a little earlier in the year but he had to put it off briefly to have a pacemaker fitted. It was a wonderful evening listening to him chat about his 60 years of life in-front and behind the camera. Learning new things about him such as his time as Director of the newly created BBC2 as well as old footage of his first forays into wildlife documentaries. What was even more exciting was the fact that I got to ask Sir David a question! Before the show started all attendees were invited to write a question, if they wished, that they would like to ask him. Mine was:
If Richard’s Jurassic Park was real, would you visit and what would you like to see first?
His answer was a wonderfully detailed saying he would obviously visit his brother first and then would like to see how the Quetzalcoatlus took off as he was saying there were a few theories given the size of it. I can tell you now I was very nervous and worried somewhat I’d mess my question up despite it being a rather straightforward one. Still I got quite a buzz from speaking to him and it was lovely how engaged he was with the audience. If you ever get the chance to go see him you should!
Saturday started with fantastic news that friends of ours had a new arrival. The day, then, could only get better and was the event I was most looking forward to this past weekend and that was going to see Man Utd play the A-League All Stars in a friendly match at ANZ Stadium. While many put the result as a foregone conclusion (and they weren’t wrong) it was fantastic getting to watch the club I support live again as the last time I saw them was not long before we left for Australia at Swansea. It was also great to see some of the young talent at United and players I’d not seen pull on the shirt since we signed them like Robin van Persie, Jesse Lingard & Wilfred Zaha as well as seeing the likes of Giggs & Ferdinand. The atmosphere was really good with the greater majority of fans wearing United shirts and chanting many United staples. While not quite Old Trafford it was still a fantastic evening in a wonderful stadium and certainly hope United tour here again in the not too distant future!
Sunday was pretty chilled spent mostly down at the Calwell Club with good food and great company which really rounded the weekend off well. Back to the norm next weekend but this’ll be one to remember for a good long while.