For each of Little Jo's birthdays Bone Doctor has made up a cd of music Little Jo liked or connected to over the preceding year. Upon Little Jo's arrival this evening, Little Jo wanted to hear our copy of the cd. We popped it on while we had a very, for us, early dinner.
"That's a good song Little Jo, but I can't understand the words".
"Andrew, that is because it is Russian. It is is the Russian Grandmothers".
"Who are they?"
"They were on a tv show, a singing competition show."
"X Factor or Australia's Got Talent?"
No proper answer.
I googled Russian Grandmothers. Ah, Eurovision. Now I remember. They were Eurovision competitors and I seem to recall, they went down quite well. But I had not seen them or heard them perform.
When I am no longer working, I may devote time to watching Eurovision, perhaps only the final.
I was sent out to buy ice cream and meanwhile, with R's help, Little Jo had found a clip of them on You Tube. But Eurovision protects its property rights strongly and they couldn't find one showing the performance.
I am reminded of a period in my life when I became very fond of balalaika music.
"Andrew, it has cooking in it."
Eventually I found the official Eurovision You Tube channel and the clip.
"Little Jo, do you know the Russian name for grandmother?"
"It is babushka. I will show you some net photos of babushka dolls".
"Andrew, I have babushka dolls at home."
R said, "She does, in her room."
Well, short of a full sized aeroplane, she has everything else, so why not babushka dolls.
Have a look and listen to the Russian Grandmother's performance. It is bright, boppy and great fun and you can see where the cooking came into it.