Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Joseph, Phil and Keith (from Sydney) arrive and...
......Richard shows Paul his new belt buckel. Richard loves boys toys and Paul is not sure about it. Then we adjourn to the restaurant for a buffet lunch.
There were 16 of us and the company was great. Paul, Murray, Bill, Keith, Josephine and Richard.......
Monday, January 26, 2009
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia fair!"
In 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip was sent down under with 11 ships full of convicts and and some marines. His mission was to start a penal colony so England could dump all their unwanted riff raff here.
The 11 ships were called "The First Fleet"
After many months at sea they arrived at Botany Bay where Captain Cook had landed 18 years before. Phillip couldn't find a decent source of fresh water for a settlement so he sailed a little further north and found Port jackson and started the settlement at Sydney Cove.
Australia Day Celebrations in Brisbane.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
There you go one bag rack. Then he made a second one.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
He enjoyed his Mum reading him stories. (1940)
In 1942, I came along. He was 5.