Archive for June 2012

Jamiroquai Dynamite European TourI have joined the gym here and finally got my act together to actually get there and work out a routine to accommodate regular visits – it’s always that first one!  I grabbed a towel to take with me and, funnily enough, it is a swag item from a tour I did.  Jamiroquai ‘Dynamite’, can’t remember what year but it was a blast.  Jay Kay is a an absolute enigma all on his own but combined with the venues we did… wow, what a tour.  Everyone on the tour was fun and vibrant including the band, backing vocalists and security. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween in Budapest, Cirque Du Soleil, Delirium, 2007It’s a really gross Sunday afternoon in Noosa.  It has been grey all day with off and on rain…  the perfect soup making day.  I have just turned the oven off – the pumpkin and garlic are perfectly roasted, ready to be blitzed with stock and served with fresh housemade croutons.  YUM.

Years ago I was confident in the kitchen but living with and being married to a chef caused me to withdraw as I always felt what I was doing was being analysed.  Probably not the case because when we were on tour with Cirque Du Soleil, I spent 3 months in the kitchen, under Justin’s direction, creating a spectacular array of salads, dips, mezze, roasting veges, making dressings… doing all my own prep, Read the rest of this entry »

Beat the Street Tour BusesWhen someone says that they have read my blog from left to right and top to bottom, I take it to mean that I need to get to work and get some more updates written!  The one thing that has come up in conversation lately is life on the tour buses.  Most tours, we travel on a convoy of custom built tour buses with living areas, bunks, toilets and a small kitchen.  Some tours are all flying due to scheduling and others are a combination of the two.  On the Cher tour we even took a train, with Cher, from Moscow to St Petersburg… a fun journey.

The placement of personnel on the buses is strategically arranged according to department, load in and load out timings. Read the rest of this entry »