Saturday, 21 November 2009


“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” - Langston Hughes

After a spell of hot weather we have had some welcome coolness and rain today. As I write this I can hear the blessed rain falling outside and I can almost hear the garden breathing a sigh of relief. Today was a nice quiet day with some shopping, a trip to the library and then a quiet afternoon before going out to dinner.

We went to the Dalmatino Restaurant in Port Melbourne (, which is a Croatian eatery on Bay St, right in the centre of the prime retail strip. The food was fine and the service good, although the range of tastes on offer not particularly “chic” or “sophisticated” as is claimed on the website. Nevertheless the company is what makes a good dinner for me and the food is of secondary importance.

Seeing the rain is falling, how about some rainy Chopin for Song Saturday? Here is the “Raindrop” Prélude in D Flat.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Your blog is always one of my must-stop-by's on Sunday morning. Such a delightful mix of the visual and the audio. Reminds me of my days in Washington, DC when I made a point of visiting the National Gallery on Sunday.

    The always had a chamber music group playing in one of the chambers in the gallery, a great brunch downstairs in the restaurant and of course wonderful exhibits of art.

  2. This is a favorite piece of mine.

  3. Beautiful music beautifully played!