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This entry was going to be called "how do you tag a butterfly?", but when I heard the above today I thought it was perfect.

Well, I went home this weekend. Last week mum and I had a debate about my grandpa and sport. I'd thought there was a picture in a book at home of him as part of a football team. Turned out to be Rover Scouts. My parents both commented on how much he looked like my uncle (or rather the other way round). Surprisingly I thought he also looked a little like Victor Garber. Surprisingly because the way I remember him, he's nothing like.

There was also a reference to one of my great aunt's many projects having been the tagging of a certain butterfly breed to study their migratory patterns. Hence the original subject of this post.

NGV International (part of the National Gallery of Victoria) is currently hosting an exhibition of Impressionist art. If you ever get a chance to see the paintings in real life, I'd definitely recommend it - they have a power much greater than that of the prints. The funny thing is that people kept on voicing my thoughts. One of my favourites works was by Camille Pissarro, where close up it was pretty, colourful dots and from a distance Peasants' Houses. Was thinking this as I walked into the Monet room and heard "globs of paint and yet from a distance...". And Pasie Sewing in the Garden (by Manet's SIL Berthe Morisot) - "She's almost transparent". Sometimes I think it could apply to me though.

Today I bought a ticket to see La Fille Mal Gardee. I'm going to be sitting three rows back from the stage on one of the evenings when guest star Angel Corella is going to appear as Colas.

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