After a big weekend of fun, Eloise is now a big three year old. This meant her two and a half days a week of Scottish government funded nursery has kicked in. Eloise has had her orientation session, got a new backpack, new wellies and is all ready to join the big kids. She has been so excited! The walk to nursery started poorly with Eloise on Dad’s shoulders, situation normal.
After dropping off Eloise, Lachlan had Super Mum all to himself and there was no need to share the shopping scanner, look how happy he is.
Super Mum and Grandma picked Eloise up from Nursery at 14:00, a short first day. Eloise was happy but kept her cards close to her chest, there was some paint on her face and a murmur about scarecrows. We were discussing who coped with Eloise’s first day better, was it Eloise or was it Super Mum? The separation had certainly got to Super Mum, she had the mumma jitters. Eloise said that she enjoyed her day and importantly was looking forward to tomorrow. In the afternoon we cracked out the Gazillion Bubble Machine that Kirrie had kindly given Eloise for her birthday. We can confirm that a gazillion is a lot.
Slim Dusty, AO MBE (born David Gordon Kirkpatrick; 13 June 1927 – 19 September 2003) was an Australian country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He was an Australian cultural icon and one of the country’s most awarded stars, with a career spanning nearly seven decades and producing numerous recordings. He was known to record songs in the legacy of Australia, particularly of bush life and renowned Australian bush poets Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson that represented the lifestyle. The music genre was coined the “bush ballad”, a style first made popular by Buddy Williams, the first artist to perform the genre in Australia, and also for his many trucking songs. Slim Dusty “released more than a hundred albums, selling more than seven million records and earning over 70 gold and platinum album certifications”. He was the first Australian to have a No. 1 international hit song, with a version of Gordon Parsons’ “A Pub with No Beer”… During his lifetime, Dusty was considered an Australian National Treasure. He performed “Waltzing Matilda”, a very famous song in Australia, at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
The second part of the circuis is drawing to a conclusion as “Rishi Sunak, who will become the next UK prime minister within hours, has issued a plea for unity in the face of a “profound economic challenge”. The Guardian cartoons will be coming soon…