Before I get into my Barbie post I’d like to let everyone know that Vanda is safe and staying with friends in a nearby town. There is still a threat of burning embers falling on property and igniting and as Vanda is unable to defend her home she has quite sensibly gone to stay with some friends in another town further from the threat of the fires. Tasmania is not having a good Summer as it is so very dry here. It seems like more than half the state is up in flames. Here in Oatlands we have had some strong winds and a lot of smoke but no threat to our town and I do thank God for that. Luckily there has been no loss of life and minimal property damage. My heart does go out to the people who have lost their home. Vanda is not sure when she will return home at this point and is keeping in touch with my by phone and email each day. She hopes to have more news this afternoon as there is a meeting in one of the towns and friends have gone there to attend it.
Well onto Barbie. I intend to post a few of Barbie this year as it is her 60th birthday very soon. I think Vanda said it was in March but will have to check on that point. Today I am showing my Barbie in the Spotlight. I got her as a gift in the 90s when she was new. She has been kept in her box to keep her clean. My house does seem to get very dusty and I have always had lots of little paws pattering around the house dispersing hair and fur to every corner of the house. I took Barbie out of the box for the purpose of taking her photos. I think she is a lovely doll with her lovely skin tones and blonde hair. Her black dress is very glamorous and she really looks like she could belt out a jazzy number in front of a big band. I’m not sure what kind of music Mattel envisioned their Babs singing but when I look at her I hear jazz music in my head. She’d have a big band behind her with an amazing decorated set just like in the movies. These movies are of course before Bab’s time but I think they suit her beautiful dress. Here are some photos I took this afternoon.