Well, I pondered on Julia and her rise to the top job. Then I wondered about where she lives and the sort of home Australia's first female PM would own. It must be really lovely, stylish...
Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Altona home.
image from here
That's not what I was expecting. She must live in the most nondescript house (with bullet-proof glass) in all of Australia.
And her kitchen...
This image is from 2005 and is from here
Oh Julia. I know you're busy but you need to stop running the country for a moment or two and follow a few house and garden blogs.
The blogging community will help transform your place into something extremely stylish.
If you read blogs you would know you were ahead of your time with the turquoise cabinets. It is very fashionable. Turquoise is the colour of 2010 or was that 2009?
From the image above, I believe you are a French Provencal enthusiast with a love of colour. Anna Spiro could be the designer to tweak this for you.
I can pop around when parliament is not sitting and help you pull up the vinyl from the floor. There's sure to be pristine timber waiting to be polished. Jason could chip in with painting your walls too.
Jane from My Pear Tree House and Amanda from Small Acorns can take you decor shopping since they both have impeccable taste and Sarah B from Molly's Maison will help plant beautiful iceberg roses and give you some bulbs to spruce up your front yard.
Let's see....I'll get Sandy from Paint Me White to fly down with her compressor to spray paint your Provencal style kitchen table. Perhaps French Grey?
And I know Katherine from the old boathouse will have some great vintage items to adorn your turquoise cabinets.
Mise from Pretty Far West can give you lifestyle advice from an Irish perspective and advise you on the many ways to display Bonne Maman jars.
You'll be amazed what a difference this will make to your life. Transforming your country will be a cinch after transforming your home.
Go on. It's good publicity. Vogue Australia will want an exclusive of your before and afters.
And if you become a follower of my blog, not only will I vote for you, I'll make sure you get an extra entry in my next giveaway.