I was waiting for a flight at Sydney Airport this morning when a spotted a Turkey and a Christmas pudding playing Christmas Carols.
Well, to be more accurate, a couple of musicians dressed up as Christmas Dinner.
They were fantastic, and I managed to capture them quickly on my mobile phone so you could enjoy them too.
Sorry about all my laughing in the background. These guys had me in stitches and it took all my effort to hold the camera relatively still. The Turkey has excellent sax style, and that Pud makes a great clown.
If anyone knows who they really are, please let me know and I’ll give them the credit they deserve.
Update 26 December 2007. These guys are from Wacky Entertainment (http://www.wacky.com.au/). The Turkey’s name is Tom Bastian, and the Pudding’s name is Adam Arnold. They’ve got some great footage on their website if you want to see more. How good would it be to get these guys at your office Xmas party?
My Dad, Bruce, was a crew member on the maiden voyage of the original SS Oriana in December 1960.
She held the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a P&O Ocean Liner, earning her the “Golden Cockerel” trophy.
When I turned up in 1962, Dad had to quit his life on the sea, and start life as a young father.
SS Oriana sailed her last voyage in 1986, and was eventually replaced by MV Oriana in 1995.
MV Oriana is visiting Brisbane in February 2008, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to check her out with Dad, and Mum, and my brother Kevin.
We’re going on a pretty short cruise from Brisbane to Sydney. I don’t really care where she goes, whether it rains, or how rough it is. For me, the fun thing will be experiencing Oriana with Dad, Mum and Kev.
The last time I was on a ship with Mum and Dad was in 1965. So that’s a long time between drinks!