I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted.......just goes to show how fast time can go when you are having a bad time. I've been having a terrible time at work which has been completely and utterly all-consuming (in a dark, evil and terrible way). Things are back on track now though after having almost 3 weeks away from the joint. I'm nervous about going back tomorrow, although Kristy has suggested that I reward myself with something at the end of the day. Sound advice.
The Melbourne International Film Festival has also been on over the last few weeks. I managed to get to a few, and my favourites were:
Johnny Mad Dog (France, shot in Liberia)
Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers (Cambodia)
Gardens of the Night (USA)
Alone in Four Walls (Russia)
The Debt (Israel)
Jar City (Iceland)
Cargo 200 (Russia)
I saw Cargo 200 yesterday afternoon. The absolute horror of the story, particularly given that it was based on true events, has made it very difficult to stop thinking about. I would definitely recommend it, even though I found it pretty traumatic. Here is a clip.
Prior to the film however, I did attend the Great Vegan Bake-Off & Launch of Vegan Indulgence . I entered Jaffa Cream Cheese Muffins. There were close to 40 entries, and everyone ate themselves into a sugar-induced stupor. Easy to do when you have vegan baked goods like this in front of you!