Tuesday 2 March 2021

Rainbow season

 In Sydney there's been an influx of tourists, which is lovely to see. I was curious as to where they all came from, and according to my husband, the country.  I guess I don't know for sure but I smile to myself every time I see couples here for Mardi Gras. It's like a little bit of  'normal' creeping back to our lives.

I am loving seeing the city burst into colour with the rainbow decorations.

Enmore is open!

A group of friends and I went to the Mardi Gras Bingo (which as you know, I'm a huge fan of the bingo) and while it had a whole essay of COVID safe rules, I said to my friend at the end "If anyone here had it, we all have it now". It felt so good to be DANCING!! Please people, can we keep the masks and sanitising up. I do not want to go back to lockdown and restrictions. 

I had a party (with Gladys fortunately timing the announcement to 50) and the Thai food came in Mardi Gras colours by coincidence to match the Archie Rose Mardi Gras cocktails...though it wasn't a party for Mardi Gras, it was a party in the window before the next lockdown. A Unnecessoiree! 

I'm not off to the parade but I do enjoy the three weeks of celebration. I know I share this every year but it's a good reminder (and funny song) of how to react should someone choose this time to come out to you.

Also sharing this definition, which I saw on Women of Colour Collective but applies here too. 


A - always centre the impacted
L - listen and learn from those who live in oppression
L - leverage your privilege
Y - yield the floor
*Mnemonic credit: Kayla Reed Executive Director ACTION St. Louis Follow Kayla Reed on Twitter @iKaylaReed

Lastly, the fabulous Grace Petrie. (Swears so NSFW)

This is from the Bonds poster.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou

Linking with #Lifethisweek  And #KCACOLS 
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  1. ...I hope the you a good and safe time.

  2. Hope everything went well and happy Lydia :)

  3. Love all the rainbows and your post shows how much fun it is getting back out there into some form of 'normal'. Hope it was a good parade and all were safe.PS. I had to go back and refresh my knowledge of bingo :) #lifethisweek

  4. DO you mean Sydney, Australia? I didn't know Mardi Gras was a thing down under too :) cheers #KCACOLS

    1. Mardi Gras is a HUGE thing down here. It started as a protest in the 70's but is now more akin to Pride.

  5. I adore that Maya Angelou quote and Sydney does Mardi Gras SO WELL! It suits Sydney. Enjoy the celebrations & I love the name of your party.

  6. I'm always envious of your escapades but sadly don't do anything to change my lack of social life etc...

    I've loved all of the Mardi Gras pics I've been seeing over the past few days and love that it's such a joyous time for so many!

  7. Happy Mardi Gras! Who can resist a rainbow confetti canon!? Not me. Haha.

  8. Happy Mardi Gras! Enjoy all the fun and stay safe. #lifethisweek

  9. It's lovely to see things going back almost to 'normal' but gee I hope it can stay that way. Hopefully!!

  10. Lots of love (and colourful entertainment) floating round Sydney at the moment. Good to see happy smiles

  11. I did enjoy how the crowd for Mardi Gras enjoyed themselves at the SCG. Fellow Head and Neck Cancer Survivor & Ambassador as I am and also Original 78-er Julie McCrossin was there doing SBS commentary I believe. Thanks so much for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, we are #11 and the optional prompt is Floral. Hope to see you there and in the meantimes, may you be well, may you be safe and may you be content. Denyse.

  12. Looks awesome. I am so ready to get back out partying in crowds again. #KCACOLS

  13. Oh my gosh I love all the rainbow lights!! #KCACOLS

  14. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou
    Thanks for being a rainbow Lydia!
    PS the rainbow lighting is gorgeous!!

  15. I love all the rainbows. They make everything look so much more cheerful which we all need right now! Happy Mardi Gras! #KCACOLS

  16. Those rainbow lights are gorgeous, it looks like so much fun to be out dancing. I can't wait until it's safe to do so here in the UK.

    Katrina x

  17. Oh wow this looks amazing, and those colours looks so vibrant and lots of fun. Thank you so much for joining us for #kcacols and we hope that you can come join us next time.

  18. Oh how fabulous does the Mardi Gras look xx #KCACOLS

  19. It's wonderful to see so many getting back to normal life. I cant wait for the UK to be celebrating life in this way again soon #KCAKOLS

  20. We're still in full on lockdown here so it seems strange reading this & seeing the pictures! Good times to come I hope! #KCACOLS