I was so looking forward to my weekend and had ever so many items on the To Do List. Where did the time go? Very little got crossed off the list....oh dear.
Saturday, I slept in to be woken gently by the HD3QBEM at 8am. No time for baking this morning it was a rush to be ready on time.
I caught the bus and went into the University to attend a couple of lectures arranged by the Centre For Brain Research/Neurological Foundation for Brain Day. This year the theme was Our Sense-ational Brain and lectures were on the various senses. First up was an interesting lecture on Amblyopia or Lazy Eye. Having suffered the indignities of eye patches as a child and as an adult in vain attempts to correct my wayward eye and now having a thick prism in one lens, I was interested to hear that it is possible to achieve correction as an adult. Despite the prevalent thinking that the adult brain has insufficient plasticity to be retrained, the Centre for Brain Research is having success with treatment using an adapted version of the Tetris Video game. Too late for me I am afraid. Neither do I have time to be a guinea pig in their clinical trials but I was super interested in this lecture. The fact that the Professor was tall, slim, dark and decidedly good looking helped too :-)
In the afternoon I was in shopping mood so wandered down town - to buy tickets for two sessions of the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival. This is not until May but I didn't want to miss out on a seat to hear Alexander McCall Smith and Camilla Lackberg. While waiting in the queue I browsed a pamphlet about the Auckland Easter Egg Hunt. 100 giant sized eggs are 'hidden' at locations around three of New Zealand's main cities and enthusiastic hunters can txt in codes to hopefully win a 340g 18 carat gold ingot. I found four eggs - two so uninspiring I didn't even take photos and one inside the Louis Vuitton store where I was too afraid to take a photo. This one outside the library intrigued me but I also like the infinity pool in which it is sitting. Win-win! The water pouring over the edges makes lovely reflections too.
Good night all.