ANZAC Centenary…

We decided against going to the city for the massive service for the 100yr anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.  Instead we continued our tradition of going to the local dawn service.     Cold as usual, but this year had a sprinkle of rain.    There were so many people, that even up on Dads’ shoulders, the […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monumental…

With Anzac Day next week, I could think of nothing better to photograph for the weekly photo challenge than Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and eternal flame. I’ve wanted to take photos of this place for so long and the opportunity popped up yesterday and I just had to take it. Preparations were already being made […]

Perspective…

Mike often brings home books from school to read, and I often steal them to read myself. Some are recommended by the Yr9 English teacher, some have just seemed interesting to him. They are almost always teen-fiction, which means you don’t usually have the think too hard to read them, and they are usually quite […]

Up At Dawn…

Today is ANZAC Day. For me, it’s the most significant public holiday on Australia’s calendar. The rest tend to surround religious occasions that I don’t truly follow, celebrate the birthday of a queen from another country, or a 3minute horse race! But ANZAC day is different. It’s a day to remember fallen soldiers in all […]

Cleaning Up…

I had thought we could join in with this years’ Clean Up Australia Day effort at our local park. Showing the kids that we can keep our regularly visited park clean, even if we didn’t make the mess ourselves. It fits nicely with my new deliberate parenting idea of ‘Greater than Self’ and kills two birds with […]