Although we had awoken at half past seven, we lay in bed and wrestled until eight. After breakfast, Tiki sandpapered the ceiling in the lounge while I painted the cornices of the bathroom’s ceiling. I had to perform the splits to get to that area above the bath, having placed one foot on the tiled ledge while the other remained on the ladder. To make my situation doubly precarious, Tiki entered and allowed her hands to roam.
Before she left to visit her parents, at a quarter to one, Tiki undercoated the cupboards in the kitchen. Meanwhile, I continued to paint and finished the ceiling in the bathroom, as well as its counterpart in the lounge.
I listened to 2SM and Frank Hyde’s broadcast of the match between Manly-Warringah and St. George, from Brookvale Oval. The former led by seven points to two at half-time, only to have St. George draw level, early in the second half. However, from that point onwards all of the scoring was done by the home side as it drew away to win by twenty-five points to seven. Manly’s hooker, Max Krilich, was named as the ‘Man Of The Match’.
St. George was in second place on the competition’s ladder prior to its defeat this afternoon. Channel Two presents an edited replay of this match from six o’clock. This is followed by the ABC’s news from seven and, on Channel Nine, from half past the hour, by “Hawaii Five-O”. The movie, “Fantasy Island”, which was only made this year, screens from half past eight. It features Ricardo Montalban, Hugh “The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp” O’Brian, Carl Lynley, Victoria Principal, Sandra Dee, Bill “My Favorite Martian” Bixby, Eleanor Parker and Peter Lawford. Hugh O’Brian’s character slides down a steep hill on an upturned table to avoid being shot.