Monday, February 29, 2016

THE WEEKEND


It is official - I think - we are in the hottest Summer in living memory, or words to that effect.  I heard it from the television, and we all know TV never lies....


Little Aussie came, and did the only sensible thing.
Lots of swims in one weekend.



He and his Dad are engaged in a mysterious project involving papier mache.
I can say nothing more....


Over in Canada, where it is about minus 30 and covered in snow,
the Little Bebe has taken up cake decoration as a hobby..
So much talent :)


And speaking of parties, Princesses of the world take note:


Princess Madeleine of Sweden donned her tiara and gown to give a tea party for twelve children who have serious illnesses.  She is patron of a charity which makes dreams come true.  Such a lovely idea.


And moving right on to that annual frock-fest, The Oscars.
Here are a few of my favourite gowns.
Our Cate Blanchett dressed like a princess in pretty blue.


That other Australian Oscar-frequenter, Naomi Watts, charmed me in her glam navy sequins.



More blue gorgeousness..


Pretty as a retro lemon princess..




Because it is orange...

I am reminding myself of how we used to play Miss Australia with Mum's old evening gowns...way back in the day.  

Did you used to play dress-ups too?



XXXX

19 comments:

  1. Hot, hot, hot at your place. I'd have joined Little Aussie. I'm every so curious about the paper mache project, I'd have wanted to join that as well. And need a piece of that cake. Guess I'd better plan a visit, LOL! (I will drop by Canada on my way for cake).

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    1. Hopefully I can reveal the project in a few weeks, if it works out for them. Meantime, I'd love a bit of that cake too - so many flavours! You could pop over to Canada for me - so much closer for you :)

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  2. The papier mache shapes look intriguing - no doubt all will be revealed in due course. The cake looks much more edible though :). Agree, the dresses are gorgeous (not in this heat though), and yes, I used to play dress ups - always a princess, and made my poor brother play the supporting act. Pity we can't dress up much anymore. Mind you, I think most of us are too busy...that's life now.

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    1. Definitely, always a princess Sarah Liz. That is the fantasy of dressing up. And yes, that is little me as a toddler. Obviously started early on the dress-ups - that was Mum's pink felt hat.

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  3. Well, I confess the oscar shots brightened a very dull and wet Tuesday morning..!

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    1. Ah, that sounds like the Britain I remember - lots of dull and rain, which I enjoy. Nice and cool. Glad you enjoyed the Oscar girls.

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  4. Patricia, what a delightful post about the Oscars. I just did one as well. Pop on over and see Nel on her night out in Hollywood. I was so glad that Leonardo won Best Actor. It was such a great movie. Cate Blanchett's dress is stunning, love the color. That is such a sweet picture of you playing dress up.

    That cake looks so Yummy - I want a piece!

    Happy March!

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Great post on the Oscars, Sheri. I have not seen the Revenant, thinking I might find it hard to take. Maybe one day - I like Leonardo too. Happy March to you. xx

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  5. It's been our hottest summer on record ere too! I'm so glas March is here and we'll head into Autumn.
    A gorgeous cake in Canada - will be become a famous chef one day???
    Cate is so lovely and Naomi is wearing my fave frock - they are two most elegant Aussie girls!
    Oh Yes dear Patricia I remember those days - dress ups was our favourite game. Loved the hats and shoes the most!
    You were the sweetest little girl and you're still a sweetie P!!!
    Love this post!
    Shane x

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    1. Aw, thank you Shane. We both love beauty and the pretty things in life! Long live dress-ups, I say.
      Naomi has lots of votes in the media - a fantastic choice. She has exquisite taste. Here's to Autumn in all her glory. xox

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  6. I did love to play dress-up, though I only had a few things to wear, like some old wrap-around skirts that I would pretend to be a prairie girl in. :) I hope you can enjoy some cooler weather soon, it sounds like such a brutal summer where you are. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week, Patricia.

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    1. Prairie girl sounds fun, Jennifer. I can see how that would work with the wrap-arounds. Slightly cooler today - phew - but high humidity. I enjoyed a long walk this morning. You have a good week too.

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  7. I love all the Oscar gowns you feature, Tricia! They are dresses ordinary women (who attend very fancy events) might wear too because they are all pretty. I nearly featured the white and organge dresses also, but had to stop after a certain number.

    Oh, again what beautiful flowers.

    Just look at what a sweet little girl you were. So that's where the grandchildren get their cuteness!

    I remember slipping on my mother's much too big high heels and carrying her purses. We role played a lot of growups, school teachers, doctors and nurses, beauty contestants. I actually deflated parts of dolls by sticking them with needles to give them their shots. Once day after a hair cut, my mother caught me cutting a lock of a life-sized doll's hair. I remember "the talk" well about a doll's hair never growing back. Children.

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    1. Thank you Debra. Must admit, in that photo I look a lot like the Little Bebe boy in Canada - he he. Can't stop genetics. I love that you cut a doll's hair - and I'm pretty sure that happened at our place too. Of course, wobbling in the high heels was a must and I am glad to read you also played beauty contests. Rather un-PC these days :)

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  8. I'm just getting caught up on blog reading after being with my mom for a couple of weeks. I'm sorry you are experiencing such a hot summer. Ours was dreadful last year, and set all kinds of records. But I'm thinking the hottest summer in British Columbia is nothing compared to the hottest one in Australia!

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    1. You have been very busy with your mother - we really are in the sandwich generation, with people above and below us to care for! That is interesting about your record heat last year, which obviously has migrated here to us. Drat! Good news is a touch of Autumn coolness the last couple of days - by which I mean I can go walking early morning without being roasted :)

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  9. Little Aussie had the right idea in that heat. I do hope it cools down for you soon. I'm afraid I never watch any award ceremonies, but I enjoyed your review of the gowns. :)

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