There are many ways to meet the partner of the leader of a country… in a formal line up of dignitaries at an international conference; at a styled photo shoot for a glossy magazine or perhaps over a linen tablecloth sparkling with fine crystal and silverware.
For Mrs Woog from the popular website Woogsworld (Malcolm Turnbull declares he is a fan of her stylings here at The Hoopla), it was an invitation – out of the blue – for an informal cuppa with Therese Rein at Kirribilli house.
How could you decline?
Could Mrs Woog bring her Mum and her friend along?
Well, why not? Most welcome.
So Mrs Woog headed off to Kirribilli House, had a great visit (with her Mum and her Mum’s best friend in tow), but had to leave early for the school pick up.
With more to discuss, Mrs Woog asked if she could return for a longer chat?
The answer was “of course. Do come again”. (There was an election around the corner, after all.)
And so Mrs Woog did just that and the encounter was captured on an iPhone! Not by The Hoopla or Mrs Woog… but by Therese Rein’s friend who was also at Kirribilli House.
The footage was later sent to The Hoopla by an advisor to the PM.
For the details of how it went down, go to Woogsworld or read on…
Mrs Woog says: “And that is how I ended up, on a sunny Saturday Morning interviewing Therese Rein while Jack did cartwheels on the lawns of Kirribilli House.
“We needed to talk about Kevin.”
But before Mrs Woog got to that, she chatted about her boy, Jack. He has a significant hearing loss.
Therese Rein was pleased to meet him.
He showed her his arabesque…
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*About Mrs Woog: “I can be found in the laundry, folding laundry, sorting laundry and dropping off the dry cleaning. I am mum to two boys, boss of my husband and master of a cat and two guinea pigs. Come nightfall, I watch TV while tweeting which drives Mr Woog insane. I like to read cookbooks and eat out. During my waking hours I ferry kids around in the Mazda while drinking takeaway coffees and listening to talkback. I think about going to the gym every day. I used to work in the publishing industry before I realised it was nothing like Elaine Benes from Seinfeld made out like it was. Now I write this blog. And I never get writer’s block. It is a gift I have.” You can follow me on Twitter: @Woogsworld.