Lost Bear

Somewhere in Melbourne a little child is mourning the loss of his/her favourite stuffed bear.  Found this in an alley yesterday afternoon and was immediately reminded of when little MBD’s first prized purple bear fell out of our stroller at a TCU pep rally and was never seen again.  These kinds of casualties happen from time to time; fortunately, new teddy bears are born every day around the world and the pain of this loss will fade with time.  (I picked it up and put it in a more conspicuous place in case anyone came looking for it.)

Christmastime in Melbourne

I’ve been commuting down to Melbourne for work this month.  Prior to Christmas, Melbourne was also in fine holiday form and here are some snapshots taken downtown.  The Myer department store does a Macys kind of thing with store windows that families queued up to see as a Christmas tradition. (But alas, no snow!)

And the message is perfectly clear on the outside of the Flinders Street train station as shown below.

And who wouldn’t get into the spirit after hearing the Australian Girls Choir?