April 26, 2011 § 10 Comments
It’s a rare moment when, in the midst of a day filled with such ordinary events as watching the sun rise, bike riding and time spent with family, you stop and realise, it’s a day to remember. It’s not often we preempt nostalgia, actively participating in the memory as it unfolds, but today is going straight to the bank.
We started early at 5am to attend the dawn ANZAC service. I am hardly patriotic and gung-ho wartime rhetoric makes me cringe, but the fact remains, hundreds of thousands of young people of countless nationalities have lost their lives in tragic, barbaric, and senseless conflict, a fact that is certainly worth remembering.
As the sun started to rise, it was a wee bit magical.
Walking back from the park, I got a bit snap-happy. Bear with the whimsical sky/tree shots.
Top way to start the day!
Then we embarked on a cycling jaunt that may or may not have had a particular destination in mind…
Little Creatures brewery!
I don’t even drink beer, but this boutique aussie brewery is way too cool to pass up.
The whole trip from home to Fremantle and back is around 50kms! BAM. So proud of my pedal-pushin’ little thighs right now.
I’d love to say I rode side-saddle, gracefully gliding along on my vintage bicycle with poise and charm, like so:
The reality is a bit more grim.
Rocking the peace symbol, trying not to stack it.
CHEESE!! Audrey would be horrified.
The class doesn’t stop there. My riding ensemble featured a borrowed pair of cycling pants, complete with ultra butt-cushioning that made me feel like I was waddling around in an oversized adult nappy. My crotch was grateful 50kms later.
Mum and I sported Vibrams, of course. The five-fingered love of my life.
We stopped for some mid-morning refreshments and got up close and personal with a very inquisitive black swan.
You say cute, I say…
…KEEP AWAY FROM MY APPLE, BITCH!
This concludes todays presentation; have to start preparing for Ma’s birthday party which is TODAY! Happy Birthday to the raddest mother in the world ❤
Have you had unexpectedly awesome, memorable days recently? Do share!