It was forty years ago today that I sat in a classroom at school, watching TV, and saw the astronauts walking on the moon. The TV was B&W and classes were big and TVs rare so we were all, possibly the whole school, squashed into the Grade 3/4 room. Sister Margaret Mary was our teacher: she of the whistle blowing and whistling cane. It is still hard to believe that the astronauts went to the Moon and back, though I am not an Unbeliever!! Australia was heavily involved with the moon missions and we heard and saw the pictures milliseconds before the US. The scientist on the radio this afternoon confirmed the fact that the computers used then had fewer thingamajigs of intelligence and power than a modern calculator or simple mobile phone. I can see why some find it hard to believe the moon missions occurred. Being Collins must have been quite hard too, going all that way and not being allowed out of the rocket.
The Pop Tartigan, she of the TdF KAL, is going well. The sleeves and the back are all the right length and I can start the fronts. I had a few rest days but I did remember to make my cloth for the Cloth and Soap Swap.
Lorelai Gilmore and I walk beside the river. This sounds a riparian delight, very Wind in the Willows, but it isn't.
The view today was crystal clear and the sky blue, but you don't want to even dip a toe in the water and the smell, well, it doesn't bear thinking about. The river is a constant source of debate, it is full of silt and pollution and everyone in power wants to do studies and have meetings, but no-one actually wants to fix it.
Harki and Peri love waiting for the postman and when the new Delicious magazine arrived we all went out onto the verandah.Gilly goes because the Big Dogs do. Every Labrador had their nose metaphorically pressed to the glass of the verandah, wildly hoping the postman had a parcel, and they would get a pat!!! They were sadly disappointed and had to make do with pats from me.
Someone else has a new pup. A lovely black Labrador who was very much wanted and will be very much loved. Rumour has it he is Gilly's boyfriend, but this is Not True!! She is far to young to have a boyfriend!!
A picture of the new Doctor Who and his companion, Amy Pond (What were they thinking??) can be sneakily previewed here!!!
I am having clicky link issues: they appear to me to be neither bold, nor Spring Frost green, so I hope they work.
The sunny morning deteriorated into a dull and rainy afternoon and I am having porridge for afternoon tea and then a nap I think.