Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 85. Perth

Lest We Forget

Today is ANZAC day, a day for reflection and remembrance.

We started the day with a lovely brekkie. Robyn and Marty made us eggs benedict, it was soooo good. We ended up sitting around for so long, that it was then a mad dash to get Marty into town, to form up for his march. Shane didn't have his medals or uniform to march this year, it's the first ANZAC day he has ever missed. Marty will be marching today in Rockingham, so Robyn, myself and the girls all went along to watch.

Sophie, Robyn and Isabelle waiting for the parade
The crowds were great, there was clapping and cheering from everyone. We were by far the loudest though when Marty marched by, we were all so proud. The service was great, three jets did a fly-by that scared all the little ones, it reminded me of being back at work.

After the service we made our way to the Rockingham RSL for a great $10 lunch, and all you could drink beer. There we met up with our good mate Dave, who was my old flatmate back in Sydney. Robyn and the girls only stayed long enough to eat lunch, but then had to go home for a sleep. Shane and Scarlett stayed home having a very relaxing day (not quite - Shane tells me he and Scarlett installed the new Primus fridge/freezer we just bought in the Pajero, including the new wiring harness and the tie-downs so the thing is secured when travelling; who was to know?), and then in the afternoon they went to the movies to see 'Rio', the animated movie about a Blue Macaw in Brazil. They apparently loved it!

Marty and his girls


Marty, Dave and I spent the afternoon drinking at the RSL and swapping stories; it was just like the old days when we were all back in Sydney. It was there we spent many a Sunday session at the Chatswood RSL doing the same. When we finally got home Robyn had made a lovely fish pie for dinner, and the kids were all ready for bed. 

I would like to say a huge "Thank you" to all the troops currently serving our country in the Middle East, separated from their loved ones. Thank you to my wonderful husband Shane for the six months you served last year in Afghanistan for us all. And thank you to my good mate 'Woofy' who is currently over there serving six months away from his family right now, we miss you mate, keep your head down.

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