Grandchildren of Joan Smyth, Gabrielle (6) and Rosana (4) Smyth have an extraordinary theory to explain Mary Poppins’ switch-aroo. Photo suppied
2 March 2014 Unknown family meet Mary
16 Feb 2014 A great mate of many years Kev McGrath does his best to get airborne with Mary. Unfortunately not enough wind for either of them that day.
7 February 2014
Mat Plendl, owner of what is thought to be the largest collection of Mary Poppins memorabilia in the world paid the Mary Poppins Birthplace Statue a visit. He had already seen the statues in Maryborough and Ashfield as well as visiting Allora. See the separate blog post on his visit.
15 January 2014
Came across this ABC radio blog which was a nice surprise.
For me, as a child in the 1960s, as well as the Mary Poppins movie another big thing was The Seekers, an Australian folk group that was hugely popular here and overseas, especially in the United Kingdom. Would spend hours singing their songs as a kid and they were a mainstay for my sister and I when doing long road trips with my parents on holidays (in between bursts of the Latin Tridentine Mass from my father who had been a Catholic altar boy in the early 1940s).
So to see one of The Seekers quartet Keith Potger being among the first “celebrities” to visit the Mary Poppins Birthplace Statue was a real thrill. And how about that shirt!