Sunday, September 16, 2007

Picnic with the Governor

Once a year, the Governor of Queensland opens her house and gardens to the public for a BYO picnic. The Governor here is the representative of The Queen and the main function of this office is to ensure a stable government. The first Governor was appointed in 1859 by Queen Victoria and since then, there have only been two female governors. Ms Quentin Bryce is the second and current one. She walked around the grounds today, talking with anybody that walked up to her. Aaron had a short chat with her too but she got called away before we got a photo.

We had a Malaysian style picnic with three types of fried noodles. There were plenty of babies around and Aaron had a great time chasing after them. He seems to be actively trying to find friends but I don't think babies know how to play with other babies at this age. The other kids usually just stare at him blankly and then crawl away.

Here are a few photos from the day.




5 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A fine set of well taken pictures.

JUST A MOM said...

HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!! and I love the queeness....

Evelyn said...

Ah, such a Commonwealth thing! In Canada, there's a governor too for the entire country, not province. Who's that "queen"?

Amanda said...

That 'Queen' is actually supposed to be a fairy. Weird looking one huh....she was just flitting around and came to take a photo with Aaron. Think she was a story teller or something...

number said...

Do fairies wear glasses?