16 November 2011
a very wordy Presidential Wednesday
Simply could not cope with a Wordless Wednesday today, not with such an incredible week already!! Air Force One has landed in my adopted home town of Canberra.
US President Obama flew into this view - Canberra may be our nation's capital but it's a regional city in the middle of a sheep paddock, population of the Australian Capital Territory is under half a million people!!
Hmmm, he landed just in time to clog up the school run. Children were stranded as buses & parents were stuck in grid lock between the airport & Parliament House, but no one was unhappy, we had plenty of notice & it's exciting . . . Canberra is not known as a 'happening place' so to have Queen Elizabeth last month, President Obama this month & OUR Crown Princess Mary next month visit, we're feeling a bit important, special & smug.
I'm wondering if i might try my luck at a photo opportunity at the War Memorial tomorrow??
Rumour has it President Obama is going to visit a local school in Canberra. Hmmm, might supervise which shorts my son wears just in case?? Nothing like the school ringing you to say your son's shorts are ripped - if only i knew how to sew??
I wonder what delicious food we're going to serve the President of the United States of Amercia. I highly recommend my Sunday night's roast beef. I just know they'll try to make him eat crocodile & kangaroo in Darwin tomorrow, so cliche (but tastey).
Fresh garlic beans & salty rosemary potatoes, mmmm.
Feeling completely exhausted this week, a mix of pride & heat stroke . . . at the high school state finals for athletics.
My eldest girl is a long distance runner, long & high jumper, winning places in the regionals, but to our shock, she came 3rd in the ACT for javelin??!! She's reserve for the national finals. All this talent, completely untrained + she's petit, once she gets some power & height, i can't imagine what she'll be capable of. She absolutely loves sport & i hope, like me, she never thinks it's uncool.
Before we went out to the Australian Institue of Sports, i swung by Peter Alexander for a little congratulations gift & could not resist these banana bloomers!!
She liked!! We danced & then back to reality to finish an assignment. Yawn. Love Posie