Tuesday, November 21, 2006

You Are 23.001 Years Old

Happy Birthday Me!

(And, guess what? I have had waaaayyyy too much freckle again. Erk.)

Yes, it's that time of year again - the blow flys are back, the heat is painful, the shopping malls are full of Christmas decorations and I'm left wondering where my birthday went. Well, it's here. And despite the whole 'Get Up At 6am For Work' thing, I'm having an OK day. And with a home cooked lasagna dish courtesy of the lovely T, things will get better before they get worse!

And just to put everything in perspective, one of Australia's World War One Victoria Crosses goes on sale this time next week. The award given to one Lance Corporal Bernard Sidney Gordon of the 41st Battalion Australian Imperial Forces for his services in France.

"...Gordon was awarded the VC for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty for his actions on 26-27th August 1918, east of Bray in France. His VC citation tells us that in the midst of fire, he single-handedly attacked an enemy machine-gun, killed the men on the gun and captured the post. In total Gordon's actions saw him capturer two officers, sixty-one ranks and six machine guns.

He was 19.

Had a busy/tiring/happy weekend of pre-Canada catch up with people. Yay for lazy weekend lunches in the Valley. Boo for four hour trips home.

Not much else to report. The trip to Canada sneaks every closer.

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