It's been a no-ride week so I have had to amuse myself in other ways, without resorting to gardening or tidying the garage, or cleaning the bike. Not a problem, I managed to finish three light-catchers today and I have enjoyed watching the Tour de France racing. Alexander Vinokourov continues to inspire with his never-say-die attitude whereby, despite having 60 odd stitches in his knees and elbows, he has dragged himself back into the top 10 with an outstanding performance in the 1st time trial. He has gritted his teeth and persevered where others would have retired in tears...what a hero!
The highlight of my week however, was going to a play at Bats Theatre, 'Strange Resting Places'. What a cheap and excellent night out.
The play was about the 28th Maori Battalion at Monte Cassino and performed by three young actors on a simple set consisting of a tarp on the floor and an array of ammo boxes arranged around the perimeter. The three of them managed to successfully convince us that they were; two Maori cousins and an Italian soldier, the Italian's wife and son, a German soldier, another Italian husband, wife and daughter, a Maori Padre, two American pilots flying their bomber, two monks, 4 statues, a pig, a chicken and a goat...using just a couple of onstage throw-over costumes, two guitars, a bell, a megaphone, a poi, a hat, a box of potting mix, a few crusts, some garlic & rosemary fried in Olive oil,...oh yes...and some pastries, coffee, bread and Tohu wine which they shared with us...some of the audience....Cool.
We enjoyed it so much we are booking in to go to the next production which starts next Thursday.
These blogs were posted on the KiwiBiker forum but I decided it was time for a change.