Sunshine, wine and jacarandas.
Yesterday was my birthday, and I can’t imagine a more beautiful day than what I had. In our family, everyone gathers in our room first thing in the morning and gives gifts. The boys make their own cards and buy presents with their own money. (Back when they were little we used to take them shopping and let them choose something from a bargain store – the results were always sweet and almost always hilarious.) Read more →
October is breast cancer awareness month, which means it’s a great time to raise some funds for the McGrath Foundation by hosting your very own high tea. It’s a simple as registering, and you will be sent a beautiful high tea kit valued at $150, with everything you need to host a high tea. Read more →
Today we have booked a tour with a terrific guy called Tom who runs the Anaheim Tour Company. We are in a mini van with one other family, also Aussies! Oi Oi Oi!
We are looking forward to a day looking at the homes of the movie stars, the Hollywood sign and a tour of Warner Brothers Studios. I am a movie buff from way back when I was a kid and used to watch the midday movies on the weekend – Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Elvis, Shirley Temple – and I am pretty enthusiastic about TV too, both old and new. Yep, I’m a regular square-eyes. Read more →
America, here we come!
After planning and saving for months and months the big trip is finally here! The whole family voted and we decided on the US. We’re doing a bit of a whirlwind tour during the school holidays, starting with LA, then moving on to Las Vegas and finishing in New York.
The flight leaves at 10am on Friday morning, goes for nearly 15 hours and lands in LA at about 8 on Friday morning. It’s one of those rare occasions in life where if you do a day really badly, you get the chance to do it all over again.
The flight itself is a bit nightmarish for Mick and the boys, economy seats are not designed for people over 6 feet tall. It’s one of the very few circumstances where stumpy little legs are an advantage in life. Poor Joe struggles badly with air sickness as well, so he is very relieved when we finally land in the enormous and confusing LA International airport. It’s unhelpful that I get the song “LA International Airport” stuck in my head on a loop. Read more →