It was father-in-law’s 75th birthday.
He had been treated for breast and two other
forms of cancer during the year and
the chemotherapy had taken its toll.
For a birthday gift his two eldest grandsons (our two)
decided to buy him a wig.
As you can see he found a great deal of joy
in that gift.
Nearly eleven years on he is
as healthy as a trout.
We had cause to celebrate on Tuesday…
When our youngest was in his late teens he was
mad keen on playing video games.
He found a course, where he could learn
to make said games,
at a nearby university and enrolled.
No. 2 Son soon discovered that it was
easier to play, than make a game.
My limited coding experience tried
to impart that knowledge….but…..
Fast forward to Spring, 2017.
Dad just happened to ask had he thought of
going back university to gain a qualification
by completing another course.
About two weeks later he announced that he was
going to quit his job and go to university full time.
That was not exactly what I had in mind.
And I could not see how household bills
were going to paid on one wage.
MGW and I both breathed a sigh of relief
when DiL No 1 told everyone one he was
not leaving his job unless he had another to go to.
Late last spring (2019) he finished his
Degree in Business Management.
Last Tuesday he Graduated (with Distinction)
from Geelong’s Deakin University.
Amazingly the 18 months enrolled in
computer programming, and enrolling
in the summer classes all helped expedite
his Business Management Degree.
We are so proud and pleased for our youngest.
…our thirtieth wedding anniversary…
with a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne.
We received a copy of pictures taken by the company’s camera…
…and I captured this shot of Melbourne
just as the sun rose…
…before touching down in one of
the leafier northern suburbs.
This activity comes with a high recommendation
from yours rlly for tourist and locals alike.
A solid (3-dimensional) object which has six faces that are rectangles.
It has the same cross-section along a length, which makes it a prism.
Less than 90 days…
…until these rectangular prisms
are on display again.
A party smile
A birthday grin
This is mine…all mine.
Finally, who wouldn’t grin?
It’s not every day one receives a certificate
from the Vienna Waltz Academy.
First up, Happy Birthday
to all concerned with the
Lens Artist Challenge.
The My Choice theme has seen me needing to curtail my choices….
and still there are too many images.
I have quite a few ‘favourites’ of Corio Bay.
This is one of them.
The Het Zand Square fountain in Brugge, Belgium.
Special, because I like the fountain and it was
our first night on the European continent.In Canada’s Rocky Mountains,
in the province of Alberta is the Columbia Icefield.
It was here on the Athabasca Glacier that many of us
experienced falling snow for the first time in June 2018.
Our visit to Wiseman in Alaska
took us further north than ever before.
At 67.41 Degrees North and
63 miles north of the Arctic Circle,
took us further north than ever before.
Prior to last year my furthest north was
about a half-hour drive north
of Loch Lomond in Scotland.
October 2018 was also when we visited
Shires Rest and Hobbit movie set
in New Zealand.
Definitely the first of our wonderful travel experiences
was the last evening and an unexpected game drive
of our 2013 African Safari.
We came across Limpy and her cubs.
For around 20 minutes we had these two cubs
within a few metres of our vehicle.
A day or two ago I read on Facebook
of a Namibian tusker being shot.
When beasts will come to within a few metres,
where is the sport in shooting them.
I refer to this shot as my ‘National Geographic’ shot.
Probably because I had only ever seen this shot in a
National Geographic magazine.
Again the leopard sat there while we clicked away.
In 2017 I was fortunate enough to return to
France and Belgium and tour
the Western Front Battlefields of world War I.
I visited many of the well known areas, memorials
and sites of (to me) lesser known battles.
All I could think of was how lucky my Grandfather
was to survive when so, so many didn’t.
The Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate
was worth the visit alone.
Finally, a recently posted blue hour
image of Geelong’s Western Beach area.