Hot Cross Buns have made their first appearance in the supermarkets and it won't be long before winter clothes will be in the shops despite the temperature hovering around the 30 degree mark.
I'm a little ashamed to say it, but while the people in northern Queensland have been struggling with rising floodwaters, Tony and I have been off to the movies today.
We went to see this:
If you're from the UK or any Commonwealth country especially, you don't want to miss this film but the story has a universal appeal.
Wow what a winner - a fantastic story with superb acting from the whole cast.
Colin Firth is brilliant as King George VI.
The clothes are fantastic and very authentic.
Helena Bonham-Carter is perfect as Queen Elizabeth ( the Queen Mother )
and our own Geoffrey Rush is delightful as the Australian speech therapist.
Guy Pearce ( who we claim as an Aussie though he was in fact born in England ) plays the debonair Prince of Wales
Such a lovely film - parts were very funny, parts were very sad .
It provided an insight into the life of King George VI ( Bertie to his friends ) and the pressures that come with being a royal.
Go and see it if you can. It's a winner !