ipe Daily Bliss: April 2013

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Jonno & Elise - A Family Wedding on the Gold Coast

My nephew, Jonno, got married to his lady fair, today.
The trip from Perth was too far, but I was still given many photographs.

First Kiss

Mr & Mrs
My brother, his wife & the happy couple
Timothy, Danielle & Jonathan

Two of my sisters

My nephew, Tim, Best Man
Natalie and Tim




Thursday, April 25, 2013


Today is ANZAC Day here in Australia.

I popped into the local corner store late this afternoon to buy some cream for fresh scones, and casually asked the shop assistant what she did to celebrate the day. Her response was that ANZAC Day didn't apply to her because her parents were born in England.

Australians and New Zealanders will this week remember the sacrifice and courage of their forebears at Gallipoli 98 years ago but few will realise that far more British soldiers died in the ill-fated campaign.

While British generals get the blame for sending innocent Australians to their deaths at Gallipoli, more than 21,000 of their own soldiers died and another 198,000 were wounded.

A total of 8,709 Australians died and 2,707 New Zealanders gave up their lives in the campaign which came to define the character of the young countries.

But for Britain, Gallipoli was only a small - and unsuccessful - part of a large war and its legacy was overshadowed by the achievements and horrors of the western front in the ensuing three years.

In honour of today's anniversary, please remember the following people from my family:

Frank Albert Bramley

Birth: 1891 in Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 7 Aug 1915in Lone Pine, Gallipoli.

Charles Andrew Bramley

Son of William Henry Bramley & Agnes Kilpatrick; husband of Elsie Robbins
Birth: 1883 in Mincha West, Victoria.
Death: 10 Aug 1918 in Rosiers, France.

Brother of ...

Henry (Harry) Thomas Bramley

Birth: 22 Aug 1879 in Durham Lead, Victoria, Australia.
Death: 26 April 1918 in France - buried in The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.

John Edward Hodkinson

My Great grand uncle (brother of my gt grandmother, one of the lost in war).
Birth: 1870 in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia.
Death: Abt May 1915somewhere in Egypt
Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90594486

Roy Clarence Lucas

Son of Elisha George William and Alice Lucas, of Goondiwindi, Queensland. My 1st cousin 2x removed.
Birth: 13 SEP 1899 in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia.
Death: 12 August 1918 in France.
Buried in Heath Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 15), Harbonnieres, France.

Leo John Duffy

My maternal grandfather's brother
Birth: 1910 in Cobar, New South Wales
Death:3 April 1945 in Borneo.

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today you would have been 85 years old!

If we could have a lifetime wish
A dream that would come true,
We would pray to God with all our hearts
For a yesterday and you.
A thousand words can’t bring you back,
We know, because we tried;
And neither will a million tears,
We know, because we cried.
You left behind our broken hearts
And happy memories too.
But we never wanted memories,
We only wanted you.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy birthday to Me!

It has been a very unusual 12 months with life being turned on its head.
It has taken a while, but I'm now comfortable to be living long-term in Perth.
I made it myself!

It's in the mail from Treloar Roses

Zygocactus has started to flower

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