Results tagged “Anniversaries” from Kazza the Blank One
January 8. Always a day I think about three things..
1.. David Bowie's birthday. Still sad he's not with us anymore..
2.. The 1994 Como bushfires..
3.. My blogiversary.. fourteen years old today!
Here's a couple of photos I scanned a couple of months ago. It's dad in front of our church as it was burning down in 1994, taken by one of the firies (about the only unit that actually made it to the scene - most were out at Bangor and weren't able to get back across the old Woronora bridge due to congestion). This photo appeared in the local newspaper in the week after the fires.
Another from the series..
* twenty years since Como Presbyterian Church reopened after the January 1994 bushfires
* twenty years since the Port Arthur Massacre
* fifteen years since Alan had his first heart attack.
Memorable day for me.
The sweetie and I have been married eight years today :) Happy anniversary sweetie, love you!! :):):)
Ten years ago tonight I met the sweetie for the first time in real life. It was that meeting that changed the rest of my life. Had it not been for that meeting I would not be sitting here in Canberra, having just watched through Sherlock, listening to my neighbour's loud music. I wouldn't be in the job I am now or have a whole stack of friends that I have now.
In short it's been a pretty great ten years.
Aquila saw that picture of the sweetie today and said he hadn't changed a bit. Neither have I really, although I did point out that I'm a lot fatter now hehe. And the reason I haven't dismantled the mosaic is that it reminds me of that trip to Queensland where I met the sweetie.
So the sweetie and I have been married for seven years today :)
This morning I cooked cheesy potato hash browns. Then while the pan was still hot I cooked dinner. Then it was after 11am, and I was about to head out (to the movies with Kerry).
This afternoon I did lots of housey type stuff. But no photo sorting. My holiday photo blogging is about to come to a screaming halt.
Dinner was beef stroganoff, then we thought we'd watched something a bit romantic, so we watched The Notebook on Netflix. Urrgh. Slowest. Movie. Ever. Ok not really but was super slow and a few minutes in and I'm like, is this thing over yet? I didn't really even care that much who she ended up with in the end. Then we watched Frozen.
Three years ago today I had to celebrate our wedding anniversary without the sweetie which was super sad. But they did give us champagne at breakfast because it was the Israeli Independence Day. Then we went to the Garden Tomb, and the Tower of David museum, and wandered around Jerusalem.
Last night was one year since dad died. I've been listening to the list of "Dad songs" I posted last year.
Mum is doing well, and loving her new life in the retirement village.
There's some things I miss about dad (his technological knowledge and some of his quirks), and some things I certainly don't (his grumpy personality).
I still have dreams that he's still alive, or that he recovered and came home to a house/garage that we'd cleared out of all his stuff. The number of times I said "sorry dad" while we were getting rid of his stuff.. I think it haunted me slightly.
Yeah so what a marathon effort that cleanout was! It took us about sixteen months, although it really accelerated in the last two months when mum had to move out. I well and truly lost count of how many trips to Sydney I did!
Generally had a quiet weekend. Stu was still sick (yeah two long weekends and three days leave in between and he was sick the entire time :( ).
Friday I did a bit of house cleaning and watched Four Weddings and a Funeral in the afternoon. I might have also made some Anzac Biscuits.
Saturday we celebrated our anniversary by going out for brunch at Pulp Kitchen.
The we did some food shopping and came home (via the church where we got married six years ago)
I put dinner on to slow cook (beef stew nommm). Didn't do much at all in the afternoon (that I can remember).
Enjoyed our dinner and watched Twister together in the evening.
Sunday I did a bit of stuff around the house then went to the War Memorial to see the model of Gallipoli, except the whole section is undergoing a big renovation at the moment til the end of the year :( So had a bit of a wander around and had a play with Dad's camera there.
Also today ... significant day ..
I've been blogging for eleven years today .. happy blogiversary to me!
Also today marks the twentieth anniversary of the bushfires that tore through Como and Jannali in 1994, destroying our church and many of our friends' homes.
And it's David Bowie's birthday.
So for our anniversary we both got the day off work, and decided to go for a drive out to Captains Flat. Cute little town, although really not much there. The pub didn't open til dinner time on a Friday - only open for lunch on weekends. So we had some "lunch" at The Outsider cafe. There was only SOS mobile reception there, presumably only Telstra has a tower there. We went up and look at the old entrance to the mine. But sadly we didn't go out to the radar, which was half the reason I wanted to go. Stu says "next time".
Captains Flat sign, including ducks and horses
Residents can get emergency water supplies from here
A photo of the mine on an info board
A memorial for miners who lost their lives
Stu inspecting the Molonglo River (that little bit of brown in front of him)
Isn't he a cutie?
Captains Flat from Beazley Street
The Outsider cafe
Captains Flat hotel
Lake George Mine entrance
Captains Flat from the mine
Old railway bridge
Church at Carwoola
Stu and I got married five years ago today.
I still feel like we're newly-weds :)
Love you sweetie pea, happy anniversary :)
Also in 1999 I went over to Vic's place and had my second ever beer. In honour of the occasion I went and got some of the same beer. Cheers Vic! :)