Saturday, April 12, 2008

Daddy! De Boon! De Boon!

"Daddy! De boon! De boon!" shouted 2 year old Georgia from our back deck early this morning.

My readers who are old enough may remember the television series Fantasy Island from the late '70s and early '80s where the diminutive Tattoo would run up the main bell tower to ring the bell and shout "The plane! The plane!" to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the beginning of each episode. However, due to the actor's French accent he actually pronounced it, "De plane! De plane!"

Well, that's what came to mind when I heard Georgia shouting out "De boon! De boon!" in an excited voice. Using my inbuilt Toddler Translator I instantly knew she was saying "The balloon! The balloon!" When I walked out on to the back deck I saw her standing there jumping up and down with Maddie and pointing to the sky.

One of two hot-air balloons which floated over our house early this morning

There were two hot-air balloons floating gracefully over our house. This happens occasionally when the wind is blowing in the right direction and they land in nearby parks or sporting fields. Seeing them always reminds me of the time I surprised Deb with a hot-air balloon ride over Brisbane for her 25th birthday. A hot-air balloon flight is such a wonderful experience.

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