This blog is not about my life laid bare for all the world to see. However, I have alluded to the fact that I have been very busy recently so tonight I wanted to share a little of that with you.
About 10 days ago I was part of a gathering of my extended family. Like many families, sometimes it seems as though the only times we connect with cousins and others beyond our immediate family is at funerals. Some months ago I came up with the idea of gathering on the centenary of our grandfather’s arrival at Gallipoli. He was not in the first contingent of Australian forces who landed on 25th April but was in some of the reinforcements who arrived in mid-July. A series of events led to him meeting his future wife (our grandmother) in England, and so, our branch of the family grew and flourished.
After much anticipation, family members gathered from near and far for a day of celebration and reminiscing. The weather was kind, memories were shared and connections rekindled. We had an amazing day.