Monday, 23 February 2009

things have been just a little hectic around here...

i totally meant to post last night in support of the protest against s92A, but just didn't have the energy. it's been a hectic week, which included (as well as the normal day-job and looking after the kids) :

- a meeting of the waikato interfaith council at my place on tuesday night, which started at 7.30 and the last person left around 10.20pm. the council manages about 1 big project in a year, and i was really pleased with our human rights commemoration last year.

- a meeting on wednesday night to help organise a muslim girls camp just out of hamilton. it's looking really exciting, with lots of outdoor activities and some developmental workshops. i then rushed home for a teleconference of which i had to take minutes.

- a trip to wellington on thursday night, for the launch of the crescent moon in porirua. grrrr to air new zealand, as both my flight there and back were delayed, leading to much stress on the way there. but it was a great event, and a lovely exhibition, and i'm glad i went.

- got back from wellington on friday morning, then drove to auckland on friday night for the annual conference of the islamic women's council. our conference is held from a friday night to sunday afternoon, and is always a wonderful event with lots of briliant contributions from muslim women around the country. my speech on education was delivered on saturday, and i may put some of it up later in the week.

- rushed back from auckland on saturday evening to attend a function for sri lanka's 61st independence day. as with indian republic day, there was a strong military theme with celebration of war heroes. it's something i feel uncomfortable with, yet sri lanka is a country with such a violent history (and present). there were political statements made at this event, condemning the activities of the tigers and supporting the military.

- and on sunday, i got around to doing the washing, the grocery shopping, tidying up, and luckily didn't have to cook as i had a dinner invitation.

so while i totally enjoyed my week, i really haven't been in the mood for blogging! but i vicariously supported the blackout over at the hand mirror, where i have posted today about slumdog millionaire.

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