Today, ANZAC Day 2022, in small towns
throughout Australia, New Zealand
and at many sites overseas…
…people of all ages will gather before sunrise
to attend Dawn Services and remember…
Wreaths will be laid at local monuments…
…to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those
who did, and did not, return from
the Great War and all subsequent conflicts
in which the Australian Military
In the afternoon
Collingwood and Essendon football teams
will do battle in what has become one of
the highlights of the
Australian Football League calendar.
With COVID restrictions now lifted a maximum
of 100,024 fans will be allowed into the
Melbourne Cricket Ground
to watch the match which will commence
after ANZAC Day ceremonies
are completed with all in attendance
observing a minute’s silence.
Lest We Forget
Although I cannot see any green (colour vision loss)
in this Amythest now, which may be due
to using an on-camera flash for the photo,
I thought I could when I purchased it for MGW
for our 35th wedding anniversary a month or so ago.
The stone is an Amythest (our birthstone)
which, according to Google, is
a member of the quartz family.
the anniversary of the day on which a person was born,
typically treated as an occasion for celebration
and the giving of gifts
The pandemic stopped many events…
…however, family birthdays continued…
…albeit in a smaller format.
Earlier this year, we celebrated
the first birthday of our first grandchild.
Wonderment was an ideal adjective to describe
our Granddaughter’s reaction to some special
treats on her first birthday.
Just lucky mum was nearby to
save her hand from the flame.
kids ‘n’ treats
A still from a short video we received yesterday.
Just had to signify the day.
An open-air, family get together is planned
for Saturday along with up to 60 ml of rain,
according to the weather forecast.
Is this for me?
A birthday cake,
with all her favourite foods.
Uncle and his niece…
…and yours truly and granddaughter.
Since Christmas 2016,
our Christmas tree…
…has been decorated…
…with mementos from…
…places we have visited…