Monday, March 30, 2015
I was standing on Central Station one afternoon on my way home from uni when a guy approached me and asked, sheepishly, if I was the actress who played Mr Bean's girlfriend. I didn't even know Mr Bean had a girlfriend and, before Google, how was one to easily find these things out?
A couple if year's later I was watching tv and one of the Irma Gobb episodes came on. There she was. Mr Bean's girlfriend. And you know what? I did look a lot like her!
Not flattering, but fair. Do you remember those doppelganger memes where everyone shares which famous person they look like and everyone looks like Reese Witherspoon or Liv Tyler or Esperanza Spalding? Not me, dear reader.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Oma isn't tall but she's not quite as short as this photo suggests. I like the miniaturisation effect of the tall counter, the beautiful way Oma is dressed and the duckling reaching out for her.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Such is the state of health fanaticism among some family members that drinking this is akin to mainlining heroin.
Thankfully Aunty S and Aunty B are around to drink with me.
Monday, March 09, 2015
Let the battle with the possums and the brush turkeys begin!
Friday, March 06, 2015
On the last day of February 2 things happened. Sweetie celebrated his 4th birthday and my camera stopped working. Apparently there is an amazing camera store in NYC but, of course, we didn't end up going there because time was limited and none of us really needed anything. Fingers crossed that wasn't a mistake. I have taken it in to the service centre and now am waiting for the repair quote.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
My mum was very keen that on our first day in NYC we visit St Pat's Cathedral to light a candle. I think she thought that if we did that the rest of the trip would be OK. So we did and it was. I don't think the two things are linked but it never hurts to keep your mama happy.
I hope the little duyvkens are taking notes.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Magnolia by James J Shannon.
There are so many other good things that I don't have photos of; cupcakes, chocolate chunk cookies, fries with every meal, soup and half sandwich lunches, meeting the wonderful Blackbird for lunch (the most stylish person you can imagine, I felt like such a slob sitting next to her), everything bagels, flagels with cream cheese, dinners with my cousin, cheesecake, spending 20 hours in Atlanta visiting Mr Duyvken's sister and her family and spending so much time with my sweet G.