Saturday, 25 September 2010


“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” - Mark Twain

What a day today! Spent most of it gardening and weeding and getting things done around the house. It was Grand Final day today and all of the Australian Rules Football aficionados were either glued to their TV set or in the ground cheering on. Turns out the big game ended in a draw, which last happened in 1977. Now they’ll play again next Saturday! Football is not my cup of tea so it was a Saturday just like any other today.

I had a very special Saturday afternoon with nice music, pleasant conversation, then a wonderful dinner and a special person to cuddle up next to! The rain came after and we watched it over the bay while lying in bed…

Here’s a special song that I love. Tony Bennett sings “The Shadow of Your Smile” from the motion picture “The Sandpiper”, it won the 1965 Grammy for Best Original Song and was awarded the 1966 Song of the Year. The music was written by Johnny Mandel, the lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.


  1. How lovely it all sounds. This is also a tune I love - from the year I graduated from high school. It takes me back.

  2. I spent the afternoon in the garden too, very quiet until about 5pm and then I could hear groups screaming from 3 different neighbourhood directions and thought 'oh the final must be over' but of course it wasn't and I was gripped for the last 15 minutes.
    I loved the Norm Smith medal guy ripping it straight OFF as he walked away from the presenter, and thought how unaware they are, the very puppetmasters, of The Testosterone they manipulate for their own existence. for godssakes man, know thine enemy.
    The AFL must have MBA's working for them, but none any good, since they didn't have Plan B in place.

    Tony Bennett has Plan B - he is an accomplished painter, although his voice is still good.
    Romantic music, poetic.

  3. This was a favorite song of my mother's so it has a special place in my heart :-)