Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A brush with fame ...

Our local University has opened a new garden celebrating Australian Aboriginal heritage... the plants are some of those traditionally used for food and medicine.

My DD2 was responsible for organising the event so I went along to see what she did


After the speeches there was some music (look at the size of the little chap doing the didgereedoo... just a tot... so good too!)  Kooma Didgeri Dance Troupe


... and dancers.....
(those are some of the new plantings just behind them)



Troy Casser-Daley did a couple of songs for us...


... and Roger Knox sang.... such  a gentle man with real interest in people.... 


Herb Wharton gave us a few stories and read us one of his poems
(a real character and I could've listened to his stories for longer)


 ... after the entertainment we had a chance to meet and greet.... lots of people were signing up for autographs but I didn't have a paper... so he asked "Would you like a photo"....
"Oh yea... sure I do...."


Righto, Gotta Go.. better download some of my most recent favourite country music!

.... well after I phone and tell DD2 just how proud I am of her ... 

17 comments:

  1. Wow fantastic day and what a great job your DD did in organising such an event

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  2. Hello Fiona,

    You must be so proud of your daughter. I love Troy's songs, a photo is so much better than a piece of paper!
    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  3. A day to make you proud. Sounds like a lot of fun also. hugs

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  4. . Your DD2 organised a wonderful day. Fabulous entertainment and how good to get a photo with Troy.

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  5. It sounds like your daughter did a fantastic job of organizing this event and how special to have your photo taken with a celebrity . Hugs Sheila

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  6. Sounds like a great event and well done DD2!

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  7. The gardens sound like a wonderful idea.

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  8. That's wonderful!!! The pic... the gardens... the DD effort! No wonder you have a huge smile on your face! :)

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful day Fiona. Troy always comes across as being a lovely person.

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  10. what a wonderful event and what an awesome job DD2 did ,your DD2 did you proud,love the pics especially the one of you and Troy.xx

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  11. Kudos to your very clever DD. What a wonderful day you had. Love listening to a good yarn too. Lucky you getting a photo with Troy and hearing him sing and play...not a country music fan but love Troy and Keith xx

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  12. Sounds like you had a lovely day, and such fun in the sun.

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  13. Well done to your DD....looks like you had the best day x

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  14. what an interesting event.
    You celebrity snapper you!

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  15. Sounds like a wonderfully fantastic day, great fun

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  16. The garden is a really wonderful idea.
    The photos suggest that your daughter was responsible for a very successful and enjoyable event. Congratulations.

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