16 November 2011

a very wordy Presidential Wednesday

Greetings all,
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

15 comments:

zigsma said...

Don't fret, Canberra will be SO 'happening' soon. We're about to move there. I spent my teens there so I know what I'm in for. You must be so proud of your little athlete.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Wow, I think you should offer to make the food for that visit, it looks so good. Funny, your son's shorts remind me of my own son's clothes... ;-)

Sally said...

Yeah... head out to the war memorial tomorrow for sure. Maybe you'll get as good a photo as the Queen. Exciting.

Leah said...

As far as I can tell, no ones allowed anywhere near, but give it a go if you're nearby :)

Agnes said...

Oh my, those shorts!!! Thanks for the laugh :-D

Anna Bartlett said...

We're going to be in Canberra over new years. You might want to plan a post about that?

Anna Bartlett said...

We're not moving there, but we'll be in Canberra over New Years. I'll understand if you want to plan a post about that...

Anna Bartlett said...

Promise not to clog up the streets too much. With the entourage and all...

Mum on the Run said...

So much to be proud of there - including those holey shorts!
:-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

I would wear the ripped shorts your so funny...I like the banana shorts better though.
I'm up early this morning were below zero and high winds sooo blooming cold!!!
take care!

TexWisGirl said...

hurray for your naturally gifted athlete! :) and say hi to pres. obama in case you run into him! :)

Hot Fudge said...

Where would Wordless Wednesday be without you? Oh, and I'd go bananas over those bloomers too!

ally said...

I want banana bloomers - will put them on my Santa list
And smug away!!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Maybe you should have bought an extra pair of shorts for your son! LOVE the banana bloomers but not sure he would feel the same! Good luck with the photo op today.

librarygirl said...

Love Princess Mary! Cried all through her wedding on SBS.