"Even as it (Great Britain) walked out on you and joined the Common Market, you were still looking for your MBEs and knighthoods, and all the rest of the regalia that comes with it. You would take Australia right back down the time tunnel to the cultural cringe where you have always come from."
Paul Keating PM 27 Feb 1992
Too easy, Lord Sir Earl Tony Abbott just made it too easy. I can't stop myself. What in the world is happening?? Knights and Dames?? In 2014?? In Australia. It's too much. I have to bite my tongue lest I say something I may later regret. Of course, George Brandis wouldn't care what I said to offend people, as he said: people have the right to be bigots. He may be speaking in some obscure legalistic way, but his comments, if taken at face value, mean that Holocaust deniers would not be challenged or stopped.
Great work this week from the Federal Government.
Let's enjoy some light entertainment.
The two cute dames, great dames, at our house had a most exciting walk on Thursday. There was some unexpected controlled burning off at the Reserve (the dam) and so we went on an expedition on a new-to-us walking track. And yes, they walked almost the whole way in this divergent fashion. And swapped sides at the drop of a hat, or the scent of a smell.
Things were back to normal on the weekend. Peri has been so happy, playful and wicked: it is the cooler weather. She just loves to run and play in the coolness. Lorelai Gilmore has been digging some excellent new holes in the garden and shunning the paddle pool: that's cool!!
Some of our BOM blocks from February didn't make it to my blog, so here they are: Chevrons, paper pieced.
And the blocks for March, where all three of us made two blocks each by 8pm.
MrsDrWho's blocks on the left and MrsReno's on the right.
I took some avocado dip and double chocolate banana bread. The banana bread is from Smitten Kitchen via Kate Knightly Knitter. I believe it is delicious and sooo easy to make. The dip is moreish. I had to use jalapenos from a jar and substituted parsley for coriander, still it was true to the dip idea.
MrsDrWho and I met in town for lunch yesterday. We had toasted BLT & cheese sandwiches and some freshly made hot chips: not that I am obsessed with food or anything. She bought me a new bag. At first I thought it might have been one of those one-size-fits-all tops, and my mind boggled. I actually had two tops made from bubble material when I was a teenager. Thankfully my mind could stop being boggled!! The bag is incredibly stretchy and takes up so little space in my handbag. I love it, and it is very green.
I was a bit poorly at the end of the week. I spent a day in bed and rested. When the weather is cooler and I feel slightly more like a real person, as does Peri, I tend to enthusiastically pursue activities and then fall in a heap. I forsee a few days of sitting on the couch knitting socks and catching up on some TV. Lording and Dame-ing about the house perhaps?