Well, Ray Norman in Launceston called to tell us that he spotted Barbara’s pyramid lattice in Canberra – then a text message from that other keen-eyed fashion forecaster in Sydney, Jean-pierre Khoury – then this scanned pic dropped in from another fashion victim in Brisbane, Vanessa Roche – and this morning, Barbara’s oldest commissioner and very personal friend of Quentin Bryce – Marjorie Millburn was on the phone saying there was a terrific pic in the Courier Mail this morning (and did we see it)?. As we read the Australian we noted that Quentin was covered on page 1 – Page 10 – in the Strewth column and a section of the editorial page, Andrew Fraser mentions that Bryce’s appointment to the honour is based on merit rather than gender or demographics. We are so pleased for Michael, Quentin and their family.

A few more emails from Leesa Hickey at DesignFront, Doug Hall AM, Roz MacAllan who made her first ever blog comment (thanks Roz), Ian Were and Glenn R Cooke from the QAG, Janet Gibson & Simon Jackman in Palo Alto California, Gregory Darcourt from Unique France and Lisa Petko from Salvage, Prof Norman Heckenberg, a call from David Patterson, more emails from Emma Blackaby from ‘adayonearth’, Justine Austen from ‘jeweller to the lost’, mal’s daughter Elizabeth Enright from ‘talent2’, Natalie Hall who works as a designer with Michael Bryce’s firm + an email with attachment from Peter Tyndall in Melbourne. Peter sent the pic he scanned from today’s Age newspaper with a better shot of those earrings: