On Friday 13th February The Giants will begin their journey through the streets of Perth. It feels like ages ago that I met Jean-Luc Courcoult and members of Royal de Luxe in a cafe’ in Albany. Thanks to everyone who has helped since then to ensure that these amazing Giants can be here. I’m honoured that Lighthouse Girl has been part inspiration for this exciting event. I’ll be in Perth all weekend watching their progress, so expect plenty of photos soon!
I’ve included an extract from the story, but please click on the link below to read it all.
One day, one of the community’s children brought her an old book full of drawings. It was dog-eared, crumpled, aged. It told the story of a little girl in a lighthouse full of love and sorrow, who watched soldiers leaving Australia on ships, carrying hope into lost battles. It was 1915 on the beaches of Gallipoli where the sand, reddened by the blood of men, frightened the moon. Through the book, the Little Girl Giant, as she looked at the sky, saw the past, the present and even the future.
Congratulations on all you have achieved. I sent The Lighthouse Girl and Granny Grommet to my niece and nephew in NZ and they loved them too. We’ll be walking with the Giants this weekend.
With all my best wishes, Nickie Ridsdill-Smith, from Stanley Street, Scarborough, half a lifetime ago.
Thank you Nickie, good to hear a blast from the past 😉
Great to see you in this morning’s West, Dianne. The Giants is awesome (in all ways).
Thank you, they are amazing, more photos soon!