Yes, our grandson Little Aussie has been here again...
and we are still fascinated with Lego.
Behold the new Lego Coast Guard guy.
The old family collection of 1980s Space Lego, has been revived by Aussie's Dad:
I know many of you out there have kept the old Lego, and if you are like most of us, the original instructions have long gone.
But thanks to the wonder of the Internet age, help is at hand:
Let's Build it again.com has all the old instructions, handily categorised by year, for you to browse and find - which is exactly what our son, Aussie's Daddy, has done.
It was so endearing to watch father and son, working together to bring these little space guys back to life in their ships.
|'Wingreeguu", 2012, Shirley Macnamara|
This looks a bit like a space craft, but is in fact a piece of sculpture, 'Wingreeguu" by indigenous Queensland artist Shirley Macnamara of the Indilandji/Alyawarre people.
It evokes powerful memories of the traditional shelters of her ancestors in North West Queensland.
The artist uses an upended turpentine bush (Acacia lysiphloia), threaded with strands of golden Spinifex, a native grass (Triodia pungens). The little circles are made from tightly woven spinifex which are threaded onto long strands.
The arrangement sits on a bed of yellow ochre from the western desert land.
It glows in the golden light of the gallery space at GOMA.
"Fascination", a small sculptural piece also made by Shirley Macnamara.
Woven spinifex circles, an emu bone and soft emu feathers, it is displayed as wall art on a little hat stand.
Dear daughter in Canada sent me this top - $12 at Walmart!!
I love a bargain.
And a reminder that I still love Paris...
Happy travelling everybody.