Wednesday, November 11, 2009
G'day from W.A.
Hi. My name is Lee Franklin and to borrow the title of a famous song – I come from a land Down Under.
There isn’t a whole lot about me that you’d find interesting. I live on the outskirts of a small town in Western Australia. Here, we’re surrounded by Jarrah, Marri and Eucalypt trees. Between home schooling, writing and clinical hypnotherapy, life is pretty busy. And, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m still finding my niche in writing, at the moment I’m combining romance with suspense.
I had a completely different post ready to go, until I noticed the date; today is Remembrance Day.
At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War 1 was formally ended with the signing of the Armistice.
In Australia, we don't celebrate by having a public holiday. Instead at exactly eleven a.m. we have a minute's silence to remember those who have served our country, both as civilians and in the armed forces.
So rather than a long-winded post extolling the virtues of this country, which as you all know are many, *grin*,I wanted to take a few moments and thank those who vow to protect us.
In Kings Park, here in Perth, hundreds gathered to pay tribute to Western Australia's war dead.Thank you to those who gave their lives during World War 1, World War 2 and other conflicts around the world. Because of you the world is a much safer place.
To honour those fallen, I'm giving away an Australian Calendar, posted to anywhere in the world.
Here's the question;
Australia's top three heroes are a bushranger, a racing horse and a cricketer. Simply leave your name and email and the answer to at least one. I'll draw the winner in a week, they'll be notified by email and also in the comments section of this post.
Lee Franklin lives on a small property in Western Australia with her family. Surrounded by bush and a myriad of animals life couldn't be better. To read her blog, Today, simply click here.