|This houses the carousel unfortunately it was|
shut at the time.
In total Flat Susan will visit and stay with 36 people before she returns home. Yes, thirty six! That's a lot of travelling for such a tiny person. If you are new to this blog perhaps you should scroll to the very first post so you know more about who she is and what is happening with her. You are welcome to take the button on the right to display on your own blog and we hope you will visit the blogs of the people she has been staying with and leave a kind comment after your reading.
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
|Myrene & Ross on set|
|light blanket screen oodles of little|
lights make up the graphic pictures
After the Grand Final Footy Show we moved around the corner of the city and went to the Promenade where the Today Show was being broadcast, just for a small show like this it takes days to set up and then the early morning start, even the stars are on set at 3 am for a 5 am start
|City from the Promenade|
|Art along the boardwalk river edge|
|Flinders Street Station|
We went for a visit to a local bakery to get some supplies to eat and Flat Susan likes this place, here she in on the sign waving to everyone.
I am adding another little bit on to this post, it is of Myrene with Flat Susan at an event she went to, and a person she got to meet up with. This man is called Peter Hitchener and he reads the news to most of Australia every day. This is so profound for her, but she wanted to do it. Flat Susan is pinned onto Myrenes jacket. No I was not there with her. Afterwards she got a photograph autographed from Peter addressed to Flat Susan, this will be posted off to Neet as soon as I can.
Whilst they were out and about Myrene took Flat Susan to the Royal Melbourne Show to see the fireworks and other events, they got to see farm animals and the dairy hall all extreemly interesting to see. Flat Susan had a fantastic time she got to go on rides and get some show bags.Mum says Thank You Myrene.
Now trying to wrap this event up, this is one really traveled little girl whilst she has been in my care, I know I have had her for quite some time and it is all with Neet's permission, as she knew I had many grand things planned for her stay and all so worth the time and such a blessing to have her here. She has got to see a world that some people can only dream about, to meet some really famous people too.
For all the Yoda fans, here he is sleeping next to me in his bed until I get in mine. Such a beautiful little man with a gentle heart waiting patiently for me to upload this post.
Hugs to all
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Here it is 3 am in the morning and Flat Susan is helping to get the broadcast for the All Stars AFL Footy Players show to air.
The broadcasting trucks have arrived on location and they are setting up. As you can see it is really dark and the building is covered with lights, soon the set will be in full construction mode, the lighting scaffolds will be built and the staging guys will move in and the set will be put together. There is so much behind the scene stuff that happens it is incredible and hard to fathom, but fun regardless and never a dull moment. Here you can see the insides of the
Exhibition Building that the show is being aired from, such magnificent architecture and beautiful and elegant paintings throughout. You can see parts of the scaffolding that has been constructed to take the lighting over the stage area. I have to be careful because of licensing rights and
confidentiality with what I can show you.
Later on that night the show was on air being beamed all around the country and overseas and the building was in full production mode.
Then it was on to the camera work and making sure all was set and ready for filming this is where Flat Susan was in her element, a natural eye for camera work. She has been to so many productions now she is becoming an expert and this is not the only show this month she has done. As you can see she has priority access, not bad for a little girl that fits in a matchbox, travelling the world.
There were a few camera adjustments that she was telling the camera man to do in the next shot. He listened and made the necessary suggestions work.
Here is Flat Susan filming on her own, such a clever little girl she is.
For a little while she was in the safe hands of Raz the security guard. Sorry information edited here.
The show was a huge success and went off without a hitch so Flat Susan was onto the next production.
Here we are now outside Crown Casino in the dark setting up for the red carpet for the Brownlow with all the camera and broadcasting equipment on the street having to get it all organized before taking it inside for the actual filming of the show, and this is before the sun comes up in Melbourne, here is some of the crew fumbling their way around in the dark with limited lighting to get everything set up. These productions take up huge amounts of time and they start days before the event actually going to air on the TV. Cameras have to be assembled, cables lay'ed and links all set up. There is never a dull moment and it is all action but Flat Susan managed to stay in check with it all and we are only part the way through the month but getting closer to the Grand Finale the actual Grand Final itself. Sorry I can't show you the actual Red Carpet Brownlow event this year sanctions have been placed for copyright reasons. I do hope you understand.
There are more events to be dealing with, so moving on after the Brownlow actually the morning after I was outside Crown Casino again with Flat Susan, where she was helping with the weather report that was doing a live link up, Flat Susan was helping do a direct link live feed over to the Today Show that airs from 5 am. So yes Flat Susan was on the morning show before the sun came up and helping with the weather broadcast for the day ahead.
Monday, 13 October 2014
Flat Susan is still enjoying her holiday in Australia with Eliza, Myrene and Yoda of course (that is the celebrated cat Yoda!) - so another trip saw her visiting:
The Conservatory at the gardens in Melbourne is such a beautiful place and dates back to March 1930 when it originally opened and has provided over 80 years of spectacular floral displays. Flat Susan was so happy to be around all the beautiful flowers, trickling water falls and elegant statues.
The gardens offer 5 separate displays every year and never ceases to captivate the visitors who visit. There are flowers everywhere you turn, numerous birdcages hanging on display.
The entrance has this magnificent Statue at the front to welcome all. Flat Susan was awed by the size of the statue as you can see the size comparison...
After visiting the Conservatory we went for a drive to the local churches, which happen to be the oldest in Melbourne, they stand in all their glory surrounded by city buildings and parks. The architecture in these buildings were incredible.
Here you can see Flat Susan having a rest after reading the information about this Lutheran Church.
Then we went for a drive down Flinders Street past the infamous Flinders Street Station that has hundreds of thousands of people using it every day for transportation to and from their train stations.
We then continued on to the docklands area of Melbourne right by the water and checked out the boats and buildings. Before getting to the waters edge we saw these buildings that had green living walls, yep plants growing on the walls throughout the city, it truly was spectacular to see and as you can tell they are quite tall there are people on the footpath walking to give you a gauge of the size.
Then onto the waters edge to have a look at the big Star Wheel that graces the waterfront of the city, people go for a ride on this and it takes over 1 hour to complete the ride. Flat Susan didn't want to go on it, as it was a bit scary and like going into outer space for her. She did like the fact that she could see the calm water and the city edge a buzz all around. Normally people don't get access to this area but Eliza tends to break the rules a little and knows people to get her into places. Here you can see Flat Susan on the lifebuoy.
In the next photo you can see the building in the background that is called Etihad Stadium, it's roof opens and closes when it's needed for sporting events. So if it is raining they close the roof so the spectators and players don't get wet. Eliza works here sometimes, the stadium has walls of green plants too.
But some of the best was yet to come a close up look at a very old ship.
Here she is docked along the wharf area and we got to have an up close look but Eliza wouldn't let Flat Susan on the ship for fear of her falling in the water.
All Eliza would let Flat Susan do was sit on the railing at the waters edge, by golly it was big. It had lots of ropes and pulley's and all sorts of things we really didn't understand.
Here you can see Flat Susan sitting on the timber near the edge of the ship
There is so much to do in Melbourne and there will be more posts to follow, see you all soon. I hope you have enjoyed the little tour.