Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another Year Older But No Wiser

Wednesday 22nd January, 2014

This morning when I turned my computer on and went into Google I was greeted with this.....

Robyn made me this.........

We decided to go and watch the Tour down Under 'King of the Mountain" which is about 5 minutes up the road from us on Seaview Road.  Quite a few spectators had already gathered there.  

Tony was going to take me to the movies but we didn't know what session to go to.  We ended up going to the later session  and so after the bike riders passed we went and got some lunch, took it home and watched the race on TV.

When that was finished we went to the movies.  We went and saw "Saving Mr Banks".  It was a fantastic movie, absolutely loved it.  It's about Walt Disney wanting to make "Mary Poppins" and trying to get the author, PL Travers, give her permission for the movie to be made without destroying the story and making it 'disneyfied'.  Her real name was Helen Lyndon Goff, but she wrote under the name of PL Travers.

It also has an Australian connection.  PL Travers was born in Australia, grew up here and as a young woman, travelled to England where she lived for the rest of her life.  She died at the age of 96 in 1996 and by all reports hated the movie "Mary Poppins".  She never gave her consent for other "Mary Poppins" movies to be made.

1 comment:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! First, I love your photos. I like your cake too, simple and tasty like the ones we make. I've never seen a bike race with riders on top of cars. (at least that's what it looks like) This surely looks interesting. It sounds like your Birthday was really nice, and I'm wishing you many more. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.