Floored Pillow: Saturday, 22nd October, 1977

I arose at 5.15 a.m. and whilst Tiki was outside on the toilet, I sneaked back into our double bed and threw her pillow on to the floor. She invariably does this to my pillow when I don’t retire for the night at the time that she does.

A pair of jeans purchased at Fletcher Jones cost me twenty-one dollars and forty-five cents and a pair of casual trousers in Kenrays, thirty-five dollars. Tiki, with some prompting from me, bought three pounds of T-bone steak for one dollar and ninety-nine cents.

We arrived home at ten minutes past twelve and watched the remainder of “International Pop Proms” on Channel Seven. The British programme featured Georgie Fame singing his hit of 1965, “Yeh Yeh”; Vicky Leandros, performing her classic, “Come What May”, from 1972, and the American vocalist, Johnny Mathis, delivering a medley of mostly recent songs.

As we travelled down the hill at The Spit, en route to North Head, I listened to the broadcast of the weight-for-age W.S. Cox Plate from Moonee Valley. “Family Of Man” ridden by New Zealand jockey, Brent Thomson, defeated “Raffindale” and “Vice Regal” respectively. The favourite, “Luskin Star”, finished unplaced for the first time in his thirteen starts.

North Head was the victim of a heavy overcast and a strong wind, as we parked to view the harbour and the city. At the tip of the promontory, where I’d not been before, we walked and ran to the railing and peered down three hundred feet into the water below. Empty, concrete emplacements along the cliffs’ edges once contained artillery. However, this afternoon, they only contained primitive traces of habitation and the smell of urine.

A visit to “Brutus” followed. After which Tiki drove us home by ten past six, having passed through some intermittent rain.

“Echo Of The Wild”, a documentary on animals, screened on Channel Nine from half past six. Channel Seven’s authority on the cinema, Bill Collins, introduced the movie, “The Lost World”, at 7.30. This offering, from 1960, features the late English actor, Michael “The Third Man” Rennie, Jill St. John, David “Five Fingers”/”Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea” Hedison and Fernando “Run For Your Life” Lamas.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s royal coaches were on display, in Miranda Fair, this morning.

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