Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

A very merry Christmas to all.
It has been a very busy few months since I returned to Australia in September and will post what I have been up to before year end.
best wishes. Simon.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A very happy holiday season

13th December 2008

A special day for myself and Kylie, after spending most of the past 18 months apart and knowing each other for over 6 yerears, we were both now back in Melbourne and I took a day out to ask if she would marry me. In the pouring rain and both fairly soaked, she accepted my proposal.

Here we are in Kinglake National Park the special place for both of us, with a few day trips there over the past few years and camping there back in January 2005 (my first blog post).
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Brother's graduation parade

(belated post)

There is more than one reason for me to visit Canberra for the 3rd time in the past few months, my brother who I haven't seen much of recently graduated from the Royal Military College Duntroon as an officer in the Australian Army. 18 months of hard work and persistance cumulated in him receiving his commission from the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Pictured below is the end of the graduation parade with the class of December 2008 marching past for the final time. The parade and commission ceremony was followed by a graduation ball in the evening.

The next day, my girlfriend and I drove her car packed with 2 semesters of "stuff" on the long journey back to Melbourne, facing 125km of roadworks with limits of 60-80km/h and 1 tyre blow out. We made it...