The memory is a strange thing. I think I’ve written about it before — or perhaps we’ve just talked about it — I don’t remember (!).
Why I remember phone numbers from way back in the seventies, that I haven’t used for ages … that’s beyond me, when I sometimes have to think real hard remembering what we had for supper last night!
Yesterday, I was once again reminded of this strange phenomenon. My blogger buddy, Barb, in Australia, had put in a photo pf a joey … a baby koala, for the WP challenge. I wrote a comment there about the cuteness of it all, and how I’d been given a stuffed koala as a child of perhaps four or five.
Without even hesitating, I wrote the name I’d given my little toy koala … «Kirribilli». It was given to me when Mum and I visited a ship that was in our harbour. It was from Australia and for some reason they had an Open House, so to speak … let the people come aboard and visit. The name of the ship was Kirribilli — hence my choice of name.
Barb told me, in response to my comment, that Kirribilli House is the official Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister!
This was fifty years ago and I haven’t thought much of that little stuffed animal for a l o n g time. It still exists, in a plastic bag, in Sweden.
Yesterday wasn’t the best of days for me, and I say this reluctantly because I don’t want to be considered a whiner. Besides, I’m fortunate enough to be blessed with a good health, so I don’t have much to complain about. My body was probably fighting something off … at least I think so. Felt dizzy and had a slight nausea all day. Went to bed twice because I was so tired and that is something I don’t do often.
Didn’t go out at all because the weather wasn’t very encouraging either and didn’t take any pictures. So now … just for fun, I went back in time in my Flickr album to see what I shot last this time last year. This picture is from the 27th of February so it’s a week later, but still …. NO SNOW. What a difference to this Winter!
Update: The Internet is a fantastic thing! Found the ship online … she was indeed Swedish! Page is only in Swedish, but there are pictures.