Posted in Art, Morning Sickness, Ordinarylife, Pregnancy

The funny and the not so funny

Sorry not been posting much lately. 

I have been feeling rather crappy and ended up taking yesterday off work.  Pregnancy induced migraines – what fun!!!  So I managed to avoid morning sickness and end up throwing up from a migraine?  Apparently it is normal and has to do with the hormones.  I can’t believe that some of you have voluntarily done this more than once.  Yes, I know, I will forget all about it as soon as I hold the little one…At the moment that feels very far away. 

But in more fun news we managed to get to the National Arts Festival held in Grahamstown.  It was fantastic – well not the whole festival but the shows we went to were very good.  Mr OL and two other men he works with arranged the whole trip; the shows, accommodation etc.  All us wives needed to do was go with. They did a very great job. 

We caught 4 shows, which were Banana Republic (quite good), DeKaf with Sivuyile Ngesi (brilliant), Laugh with David Newton (also brilliant) and Koch Up with Conrad Koch a ventriloquist (most laughed at but it was because he kept picking on people from our group). 

We also walked around the stalls and I must say I was a bit disappointed.  I am not sure what I was expecting but there was not much that was not there 6 years ago (last time I went).  Who buys didgeridoo’s out side of Australia, who wears tie died tights and tops besides the other stall holders?  There were a few things new I suppose but oddly enough the only things that Mr OL and I bought were both food related.  Me a LARGE jar of olives and Mr OL a bottle of hot sauce. 

We stayed in the Victoria Primary School hostels, which were very nice.  We were 6 people and manged to get a 7 bed dorm so were not sharing with people that we did not know.  It was very clean and beside old springs and mattresses on the beds very comfortable. 

The shows however were the highlights.  If you get the opportunity to watch any of them I would seriously recommend them – especially David Newton and Sivuyile Ngesi (David Newton produces and co-writes his show too).  I have seen David Newton before and although I enjoyed his previous show – Politically Incorrect – this one I found much better.  It was not as crude but just funny. 

We got back on Sunday morning and I had a slight headache which by Sunday Afternoon was a full blown migraine.  Not a fun way to end a funny and fantastic weekend.