A deep waterhole in a local creek, a tree perched high on the bank, a few ropes and you have the traditional Australian Summer holiday pastime for local kids...
Walking along here regularly, I hear the squeals and splashes as one after another they swing out on the ropes and drop into the pool.
As kids have done for generations.
A perfect way to beat the heat - as long as they take care...
The Media have been telling us this week that this is the Hottest Summer for 50 years, 100 years, or since recording it began or whatever.
We were told the same thing in 2013, and 2014..
The truth is out there somewhere - but there is no doubt it is still Awfully Hot!
For some respite, Mr Cardinal and I
hotfooted it took the bus to City Hall, and the City of Brisbane Museum.
If you are planning to go to this exhibition, and don't wish to know what is there, Look Away Now..
No photography allowed, but we had a marvelous time checking out dozens of costumes from Hollywood movies, 1930s -1970s.
Thanks to Mr Google, I found a few of them online:
Elizabeth Taylor's lilac sprigged crinoline from Raintree County -
Bette Davis dressed as another Elizabeth, in The Virgin Queen..
Be still my heart:
Yul Brunner as Ramses in The Ten Commandments.
Collar and belt only. Fair enough.
Barbara Stanwyck wore this classic black gown in the original Titanic movie, 1953...
and Barbra Streisand, this fabulous velvet number in Funny Girl, 1968.
This one is for you, Amy:
Beautifully preserved, a check dress and little red jacket, worn by Katharine Hepburn as Jo in the 1933 version of Little Women.
And on it went...
Scenes from each movie, featuring the costumes, run behind the displays..
Movie buff or not,
this is an excellent way to pass a few hours while keeping cool.
Over in Merrie Olde England, Kate is looking cute in her sixth month, with less of a bump than I have any day of the week..
Tomorrow is my dear mother's seventh anniversary;
it is hard to believe seven years have passed already.
We visited my Dad and took him to put flowers on her headstone.
He understood, and was very grateful.
I thought it was sweet when he said 'She was very talented.
She was really good at sewing'
She was really very good at a great number of things, was my Mum.
Have a happy week