You can read all about it, if you are interested in this post which is from two years ago.
ANZAC Day is always significant to me because of my Dad, who was a prisoner of war in Changi prison in Singapore for three and a half years.
So, today I am spending the day with my Dad, just hanging out... watching the ANZAC day march, then we are going to watch the ANZAC Day footy match - Essendon vs Collingwood. Dad is a Collingwood supporter (much to TraderVic's "disgust" - lol! - because we are all Richmond Tiger supporters here). Then Dad is spending the night, DS1 is coming over to cook him a special roast dinner (lucky me - having dinner cooked for me tonight!) and then tomorrow we are going for a yum cha for brunch. Lovely!
I am so proud of my Dad - he went to war to ensure that I, my husband, my sons and my daughter do not have to go to war ourselves and to give us a safe and better life. He certainly achieved that as we all feel so blessed to live in Australia.
Dad and DS2:
Dad and I:
This is my mother's gold locket with the The Rising Sun symbol, which you can read about here. This is the locket which my mother was allowed to wear with her WWII army uniform.
The words on the locket say: "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces".
... and this is the photo of my Dad, setting off to war, which she kept inside it.
My dear friend, Marie, whom I mention often on this blog (because we walk every Sunday morning around Princes Park in Carlton), has just had to start chemotherapy for CLL.
So far, it is working well, with no adverse side effects. I went to see her last night on my way home from work. On the way I bought her some flowers from TraderVic and I and all of our bookclub friends (we all put in together). Here she is in with the flowers. She loved them.
A better pic of the floral arrangement.
I would appreciate it if you could send some prayers and good wishes her way, she is my very dear friend whom I hope can beat the cancer and we can grow very old together and be still "walking" around Princes Park in our wheelchairs in the distant future.
Thanking you in anticipation.
1. Do not forget to comment on my 400th post "Advice please" - let me know which trim you think I should use and you might win a bunny!
2. Silver Lotus is also having a giveaway - she is giving away this cute pattern from Lizzie Kate (gently used).
You can enter her Giveaway here.
Be quick both of these Giveaways close Sunday morning (noon and 10am respectively).
Well, that is all for me today.
Don't worry, I will get back to my holiday posts, soon, I promise!