Something that's not happening much these days, unfortunately, is Laura and I just getting out and doing stuff together. I'll cop most of the blame for that because I'm always doing uni work, or actually being at work, or I just want to sleep. But this morning we slept in late, got up and went into Southbank and visited the Queensland Museum. We've both been there plenty of times before, but there is always a new and interesting exhibit1 on display which is just fantastic.
There was lots of interesting stuff to see but I think the exhibit we enjoyed the most was The Waterhole. This was a display of the artwork and descriptions of the development process that went into the book The Waterhole by Graeme Base. It is a most wonderful picture book, as is Animalia, another Graeme Base book that is a favourite of mine (and Laura's). Quite deservedly, Graeme has received an insane number of awards for his work.
We both really enjoyed the display of stuffed animals as well. I think we were both quite surprised by the size of the tiger on display. They are incredibly large beautiful animals.
The trip to the museum must have had the right effect on Laura, filling her mind with enquiry. Just after we had left the museum, as we were looking for somewhere to have lunch, she asked one of the hard questions. The kind of question you need to prepare yourself for, but no matter how well you're prepared, it always comes as a shock when they actually ask it. We were just walking along and out of nowhere she asks - "where do cars come from?" That's right, Laura asked me WHERE CARS COME FROM!!
Well, I can't deny I was a little shocked, but after I had composed myself from the FITS OF UNCONTROLLABLE LAUGHTER, I decided that it was a serious question that deserved a serious answer. "Well Laura, when two cars love each other very much..."