Thursday, May 04, 2006
Just like Bruce over at hismethod.com (by the way, congratulations to you and ruth), I've been in a bit of a Blogging funk. It's now been over a week since my last post - and i didn't even do that when i went overseas!
I've been holding off because i wanted to post some pictures from our trip to Canberra on ANZAC day, but they'll wait for another day.
our trip to Canberra was interesting, to say the least. The plan was to leave at 9am - so we were on our way by 10.30. We arrived in Canberra just before 1, and had lunch at a park by the lake. Shockingly, it was warmer in Canberra that day than it was in sydney! We played games and lazed around in the sun for a few hours before we headed off to the war memorial. We arrived at the memorial in time to see the changing of the guard. Then we looked for relatives names on the memorial, and i think i found my two great-grandparents' who fought in Galipolli.
i was in the Cenetaph looking at the tomb of the unknown soldier, when it was time for the changing of the guard again. Being inside the Cenetaph for the changing of the guards was strangely moving. Did you know that the inside of the Cenetaph is completely tiled - mosaic style, and the tiles are smaller than 10mm x 10mm!
after our second changing of the guards, we headed into the museum. We spent a long time in there, and it was only enough time to browse through the world war one exhibit. There are plans in motion to go back purely to go to the war museum.
After spending the entire afternoon at the war memorial, we headed off to my friend's sister's house for coffee. That's another story all on it's own - one which, unfortunately, i'm not going to share here.
However, in the process of 'having coffee' my friend 'lost' her car keys . i say 'lost' because we were all highly suspicious of a visitor who arrived around the time that the keys went missing, and again, That's another story.
after all 8 of up searched the house top to bottom for over 2 hours, we managed work things so that one car load of girls was able to stay in Canberra overnight, and the other car went back to sydney that night.
the keys were found first thing the next morning, on top of a bush in the garden. This only helped to heighten our suspicions of the visitor i mentioned previously, as we had gone through that garden with a fine-toothed bomb many times the night before.
but apart from all the drama, we had a fantastic time. It's not often that you get to spend an extended period of 'down time' with such a great group of girls :-)