While you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the beauty of golden leaves a'falling,
I whipped out my folding paper Halloween pumpkin, my fake autumnal leaves, baby pumpkins and a scarecrow from darling daughter ... thank you Canadian themed ephemera...
and got on with Pink Ribbon Day:
Mr C bought me this tiny sparkly angel, who holds a sweet pink ribbon emblem, at St Joseph's Oratory in Montreal last May:
Bought this pink pen - another small donation to the Breast Cancer Research cause..I have much to be thankful for, in the development over the past 20 years of better methods of diagnosis and treatment..
For me, 18 months on, and still going well..
A pink rose blossomed on my deck today, with perfect timing.
The other night I put on this dalmation print dress, and took my sparkly clutch to the Opera...
but first we devoured these at the Theatre cafe :
I know, I know: and I did two walks today...
We were celebrating the 200th Birthday of Guiseppe Verdi,
at the Opera Queensland production of Otello..
It was quite wonderful!
Dramatic, intense, tragic - every superlative you could throw at this modern incarnation of the original Shakespearean tale..
Frank Porretta as Otello and Cheryl Barker as Desdemona brought the audience to rapt silence as their tragedy unfolded..
What made this really different was the setting - on an aircraft carrier, somewhere in the Middle East, in contemporary naval uniforms -
which all worked wonderfully well.
The story and the music are timeless.
Happy 200th, Verdi!
My father will turn 93 this week..
We kicked off the week of festivities with afternoon coffee at this French-themed eatery -
Dad and his favourite Cappuccino.
Got my special copy of Hello!
Isn't this photo lovely:
Could be the best 'royal smiling baby' photo ever recorded..
and this is what I did with the Star Wars material - one library bag!
Have a great week