... I turned to visual media.
The eighth day was hot and apart from the occasional foray to the clothes line (now back in operation after recently being assigned to other duties as a stage backdrop) was spent indoors with the iPad and the TV.
First I subjected all those present to the indulgence of my new DVD of Love Actually ("Thank you. That will be nice. Yes is being my answer. Easy question.") to make up for my having had to experience it via Twitter before Christmas (with thanks to @csmramsden and @gemmas1980 for their fantastic coverage while the TV was forcibly tuned to a T20 Big Bash 'cricket' match). Then we discovered that the Max music channel was playing a countdown of the top 100 hits of the 80s and 90s.
Although there is some truly awful music from that period, Max managed to include some good film clips among the dross: notably Mick Jagger and David Bowie Dancing in the Street and the old favourite Flame Trees by Cold Chisel.
In researching Flame Trees I discovered that Sarah Blasko has a cover version which could be worth a listen - Sarah being a bit of a cult figure in this family for all the wrong reasons.
And this time there is a photo to match.