Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"For Whom the Bell Tolls" .....

.... the bells were tolling at lunchtime today at the National Carillion as George Howe, Canberra's longest-serving Carillionist, played his last recital. George (now in his mid 80s) has given more than 1200 recitals over 32 years, averaging about 40 per year. Today's hour-long recital, which included Christmas carols and other popular music, seemed like a good incentive to pack a picnic lunch to eat in the shade of the trees beside the lake. We enjoyed the music, the fresh air, the cool breeze off the lake and the scenery. I hope you will too.
Kings Avenue Bridge

The National Carillion - which was a gift from the British Government - on Aspen Island. It's a very popular site for weddings, and today was no exception.

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Black Mountain Tower in the distance.

Looking towards Commonwealth Park

The National Library

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

43 Years Ago...

A lot can happen in 43 years:
6 different homes in
2 different States.
Several overseas trips
and many within Australia.
Lots of people met and
Friends made.
Best of all is the treasured family
that has resulted.
Blessed with four wonderful children of whom we are so very proud,
their partners whom we love dearly,
and six gorgeous grandchildren
who are the delight of our lives.

What more could we ask for
except good health and
many more very happy years together.