Sydney, day two

I love Dr Who but have not been a very faithful viewer these past few years. Number one, I am still not over David Tennant. Number two, having a child makes time fly and unwatched episodes, seasons even tend to pile up. Now that I am in Australia, every fan home I stayed at had only one thing on the agenda for Sunday night: the new episode. However, the lovely fandom couple Chris and Richard, at whose new Australian home I am staying at during my Sydney visit, have done me one better.Every evening, after dinner, we watch a Dr Who episode. From season five, since this is where I stopped watching. So this morning when I stepped out side into the drizzle that turned into a pretty heavy shower that had me soaking wet within 15 minutes, the Doctor’s voice from last night’s episose was playing in my head: “Oh it never rains, but it pours!”

It really did pour. Even after I changed my outfit, half mu gear was still dripping. An hour and half on the train did not dry it. I had planned a nice day out, sightseeing with a Sydney fan Gene (is every SF fan in Sydney from England?!). The weather had other ideas. Although I should not complain: in 30 days in Australia, today it was the first time it rained. No wonder it was pouring. I obviously had it coming.

Gene and I went to the Powerhouse Museum and to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I enjoyed both, and chatting all the while with a SF fan who has a particular fondness for short stories made me not notice the really awful weather. Pictures? Yes, there are pictures. Lots of decidedly not awesome photos. Here.



About Mihaela Marija Perkovic

Mihaela Marija Perkovic was GUFF laureate 2013 and is now the European GUFF Adminstrator. She is also a writer. And Mum. PR wizard. Journalist. Translator. Clutz. Copywriter. SF fan. Writing workshops aficionado. SFera member. Conrunner. Lousy photographer.
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