29 May 2008

ANZAC Day at the MCG

Time to catch up on my blog!

I recently had a wonderful nearly-3-weeks in Melbourne. It was a spontaneous visit inspired by homesickness and very worthwhile.

It began with a wonderfully Australian ANZAC Day at the MCG with Dad and Steve Hanslow. Dad managed to get us seats in the members stand, so my meat pie and sauce came on a plate with a knife and fork! (I had dreamt about that pie for many, many months...Mmmm!)
The pre-game entertainment was great. Here are the first of the parachutists falling onto the ground. You can see the first one is carrying the great Australian flag.
Then there was the army band, Wendy Matthews, some others I've already forgotten, and then the Last Post. I joined in the National Anthem heartily! It's good to be Australian.
The game result wasn't so cheering but it was a great day despite that. You can see that we all had a good time.


gretta at lothlorien said...

Tigger is here on my lap, remembering your visit. He says to tell you Grandma is now back to feeding him little tins of fish daily. AND he accepts skinny milk. Much love

baker st jones said...

Dad looks apprehensive in the bottom photo, I suppose Essendon was starting to get behind. They haven't won since this game either, you know. Bring back Sheedy!

Our Red House said...

The poor old Bombers are still playing terribly, unfortunately.


baker st jones said...

so lovely u cld go back rach. hope u r doing well...we r thinking of u