One last time – Visit to the Myer Windows – 5th January 2016 – Little Dog and the Christmas Wish
Last night my husband and I were in the city seeing the wonderful Fiddler on the Roof (see it if you can.) I hadn’t realised it was opening night so there was the red carpet, the media and a gathering of actors, including Eddie Perfect who was sitting near us.
Afterwards we wandered down to the Myer Windows to see ‘Little Dog’ for one last time. Robin Cowcher and I had been the night before, but as we were so close, I couldn’t resist the temptation. As far as I know it is now dismantled (scheduled for 1.00 a.m. this morning.)
A couple of times, Robin and I stood looking, totally anonymous, listening to the comments and watching the joy the windows were bringing to all who saw them. Stage One . . . what a creation!!!!!!!
At about 10.45 last night, with few people about, my husband and I took one last look and while we listened and watched one particular family enjoying it, I decided to tell them I was the author of the book. We talked and snapped photos and it all took a little longer than I thought.
Returning to the car park at 11.05 we discovered . . . . we’d been locked out. Thank you, thank you to the very kind lady, who, when I told her why we were late, she opened up. I didn’t get her name, but I am soooo very grateful.
It does feel strange now . . . but oh, what a dream it has been!
Here are a final last few glimpses.
The Skipping Girl Vinegar sign was a beacon for my Dad when he was 12 years old and had just shifted to Melbourne from Mildura. The Fenton family lived around the corner in Bennett Street.
My husband, Grant. He’s been a rock!
The family we met last night.
Walking away . . . one last time.