Friday, February 22, 2008

The sister

Sister and the Bone Doctor and Little Jo have moved to their new abode in Murrumbeena. Murrumbeena means in aboriginal language 'a hard slap on the ass'. (Yet to be verified)

Their place is very small compared to their two storey dwelling in Geelong, but their courtyard is as large as their flat. No matter. Mon night swim at Half Moon Bay. Tue night, swim at local pool. Wed night, sis and friend to MSO concert at Music Bowl while Bone Doctor and Little Jo entertained us.

R bathed Little Jo for too long until she almost turned into a prune. Ah well, they were both having fun with plastic cups and floating ducks.

It is not the first time I have noticed that doctors' conferences seem to coincide with Mardi Gras in Sydney. The Bone Doctor has found a good one with free accom at Darling Harbour. No conference on Saturday night though. Little Jo's first Mardi Gras.


  1. Murrumbeena was a very 'arty' locale in an earlier era - the Arthur/Merric Boyds lived and worked there

  2. "Murrumbeena means in aboriginal language 'a hard slap on the ass'."

    Can't be doing with cruelty to animals.

  3. LOL at the meaning of the suburb name!
    Doctor's conferences always coincide with something exciting around the country, of even the World. Whole wards close ove the Summer New Year period due to surgeons "Going for conference overseas". You see, of course, you are smart enough to know, free holliday due to tax benefits.
    I hope thyey enjoy their time in Sydney.
    Cute with Little Jo and R. It is so nice when the kids love the simple things to play with. I still put things from my plastic cupboard in the bath for the girls to create with in the bath. That way their nails get soft enough for me to grab them after it all and trim them down. :)

  4. Didn't the Mardi Gras get held last month in St Kilda? Or am I thinking of some other related festival?

  5. LMFAO "a hard slap on the arse" only if you're Kermit!
    It has several meanings - 'welcome' (perfect for this occasion!) - or 'place of frogs' Little Jo some plastic frogs for her next bath ;)

  6. Back when it was a newish suburb with still plenty of paddocks Dysthamiac.

    American culture overwhelms us Brian. Ass is not swearing. Arse is.

    I didn't know water softens baby nails Cazzie. Must pass it on.

    Mardi Gras is very Sydney Reuben. Apart from the street parade and party, it, like Melbourne's Midsumma Festival, runs for about three weeks.

    I was actually going to check up Jayne. You saved me the trouble.