President Obama with his retinue of helicopters flew over our house early Saturday.
Woke us up - caught a glimpse but no time for the camera...
Here he is with our PM Tony Abbott and his wife doing the cocktail party rounds - in the Art Gallery where I guide. Exciting.
Hope they all enjoyed it there.
The G20 is now finished, and was held without major incidents or violence -
for which we are all extremely thankful.
Perhaps another record-shattering heat wave helped with this.
It was 42 deg around here on Saturday, unknown for November.
We have had so many record weather events over the past year -
something is definitely changing.
The POTUS visited my old University, where he gave a landmark speech to students.
Combating climate change was emphasised.
Which is surely a good thing.
To escape Saturday's searing heat, we went to a long movie at the Mall.
'Interstellar', a space adventure about a future when earth becomes unlivable due to crop failure and gigantic dust storms.
Man goes searching the universe for another home.
Relocation has become the only hope for mankind.
A bleak but pertinent message, and a cracking adventure story.
After a very hot night, we faced extreme heat again on Sunday.
The skies were not blue, but white with heat.
It was 41 deg when we picked up my Dad from his residence.
Took a while to convince him it would be hot outside and to take off his jacket.
We drove to the mountains, where it was a benign 35 deg.
These photos are looking out over what is usually a pretty view but the heat drained all the colour from the landscape - just a bleak white shimmering haze out past the trees.
Over in Canada, our grandson the Little Bebe turned 2.
He is in love with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Here he admires his cake, made by his Mum, our talented daughter.
I had the fun of joining in via Skype - the laptop sat on the table to the right of the cake, and I could see everybody, sing Happy Birthday, and wave greetings.
His older brother loves Star Wars.
Looks like quite a party over there...
And Happy Birthday to Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who turns 66.
This is Charles as a baby -
now we know who Prince George takes after, don't we?
Cooler weather forecast for tomorrow.
Have a good week.