Director Bruce Beresford doesn’t put a foot wrong in this movie adaptation of Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel.
This is a joyous exploration of Sydney’s and Australia’s cultural landscape in the late 1950s as the Ladies in Black discover life, love, themselves … and olives.
Magda is the cultivated “reffo” who takes unsophisticated Lisa under her wing and, with the help of a belt and some lippie, helps her blossom into a young lady. Along with her refugees friends, Magda adds a little European colour to the lives of those she meets, and beyond.
And where, might you ask, is Melbourne in this movie? It’s humourously relegated to 2nd place – although its coffee does get a mention.
5/5 stars. I’ll be watching it again.
Google street view hasn’t made it to our small-town back street. So the only chance you have of seeing it is if I let you.
You’re in luck! I don’t have a photo from my front verandah, but here is an evening on our street at sunset.
posted in response to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge.
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Emus are a common sight on the roads in western Queensland. Give them the right of way. You definitely don’t want to hit one.
Posted in response to the Daily Post Weekly Challenge.
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What better place for a bird to be than flying high?
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Earlier this year we visited a local National Park that we’d never been to, despite having lived in the area for over 25 years.
We were rewarded with great views of the surrounding hills.
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Ailsa’s Travel Theme.
Nothing beats a good sunrise photo … except experiencing the sunrise yourself. This is one of my persona favourite sunrise pics. You might of have seen it before. And you might see it again. So I hope you like it.
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Moths and butterflies love these lovely, pastel flowers.
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This tiered ladder takes you to The Amphitheatre in Queensland’s Carnarvon Gorge.
It was nearly at the end of our 10 hour hike and we almost didn’t climb it.
But we’re glad we did, even though our feet didn’t thank us.
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This beautiful spot on the waterfront at Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was part of Mum’s favourite stretch of coastline, which is why we scattered her ashes there.
Thanks for this week’s challenge, Nancy.
Our chooks get let out every day and locked up every night. They’re very friendly and will jump on your lap if you sit still for too long.
And if they ever figure out the pet door I’m sure they’ll come inside too.
They’re working on it.
Don’t be chicken. Join the fun.