Saturday, 16 March 2013

SEX IN MY CITY







Imagine my delight at stumbling across this mini exhibition at my local shopping centre.
I must confess that the devine styling of Ms Patricia Fields translates more on film than in the flesh. Maybe it takes the intricate personalites of the Manhattan gals to give life to the frocks and accessories. 
I am pleased to say that when I am 80 and a grandchild asks, "Grandma, what TV show best sums up your era?"
I can reply "Go and Google Sex In The City, kiddo. Then come back and tell me which one you think your old gran could relate to".

Belinda x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

SEA DANCERS

Seahorse World
Beauty Point
Tasmania, AUSTRALIA  








Many years ago my husband and I were holidaying in Tasmania and went to visit Seahorse World. We impulsively decided to buy four of them and bring them back to Sydney for our daughter's 5th birthday which was approaching.
Each seahorse was put into an empty water bottle, filled with salt/seawater and placed into an esky. Once they were in, the esky was taped up tight. It looked very suspicious and I was worried about being questioned at the airport.
We arrive and start to go towards security where I am stopped and asked about what my package contains.
Explaining that they were seahorses in bottles I was told that saltwater was not allowed on the aircraft.
I have never been one to be able to turn on tears, but my young daughter's face flashed before me. It was the most appalling display of theatre ever performed I am sure, but it did the trick.
I even stooped as low as to promise to name one of the seahorses after the security officer. RICHARD, bah. I don't think so.
My daughter was delighted with her new little family and David, Vanessa, Lisa and Charlie were a source of enjoyment to us for a while to come.
Going back this year was wonderful. To see the progress being made in marine studies to ensure these little creatures thrive in their controlled environment.

Belinda x

Friday, 18 January 2013

A CONVICT'S TOIL





THE RICHMOND BRIDGE
The Richmond Bridge is a heritage listed arch bridge located 25kms north of Hobart in Richmond, TASMANIA.
It is the oldest bridge still in use in AUSTRALIA.
The foundation stone was laid on 11th Dec 1823 and construction continued using convict labour until completion in 1825.

Belinda x

Thursday, 10 January 2013