My transition to grannie-hood is complete:
We took Little Aussie to The Lego Movie...
and Loved It!!
This movie has all the right ingredients...
a good-hearted and
slightly very naive hero, Emmet:
a feisty biker-chick femme fatale:
an 80's Lego spaceman:
and is altogether lots of fun for everyone.
Later we decided the Time was Right, to reveal to Aussie our vast collection of 1980s big-boy Lego, lovingly kept all these years for our two sons.
There are literally hundreds of tiny pieces, and everything had been deconstructed. There were no instructions - and instructions, according to the movie, are key to success and an ordered life.
Nevertheless, Mr C assigned himself the task of Body Recovery,
eventually putting together no less than Fifty tiny little people...
including that little blue spaceman -
As soon as Aussie arrived, he asked to make another waterhole cake ..
and so we did ...
Off for a walk in the rain with his Dad...
while we old folk have a wee rest...
A kookaburra came to visit today - we rarely see them.
They are an Australian king-fisher, and are birds of prey.
Feel free to catch any snake you see, my feathered friend.
They have a most distinctive call, or 'laugh', and I found one on YouTube for you to hear it.
Now, don't think I'm not watching what Kate is wearing over in New Zealand...
My favourite, the blue Alexander McQueen coat -
look at the back detail:
So elegant with the ponytail hair.
Today in Dunedin, a sweet little hat for church, in beautiful teal blue.
Yesterday's coat, in bright green.
This one has superb pieced detailing in the bodice:
Had to make this one big so you could see it..
Under the green coat, a sweet old-fashioned silk tea-dress.
This afternoon in Queenstown, casual Kate in the look she owns:
skinny jeans, navy blazer, navy espadrilles - chic...
And the prize for complimenting the host nation must go to the gorgeous black evening dress with silver bead embroidery of the New Zealand emblem, a silver fern.
Thus far, no yellow. Is she saving that for us, and will there be a wattle dress???
Thank you to everyone who helped me with suggestions on making the necessary reservations to see the Arena Chapel in Padua.
We have succeeded in making a double booking, one for night, and one the next afternoon. Just to be sure.
Phew! You know how it is when you have your heart set on something and only one opportunity to see it...
Blessings to you all, and have a wonderful week.