When I said that April traditionally is always a busy month, guess what… It was so busy before I knew it I had reached the end of the month and was exhausted it had been non stop virtually 7 days a week – I kid you not…
With President Dave Edmond
First off was organising a trip for the RSL Sub Branch Members to North Fort a place north of Sydney. This place was fortified to overlook and protect Sydney Harbour against invasion during WWII (1939-1945). If you ever get the chance to have a look then do-it, it is amazing! The photos do not do it justice.
Next was playing out at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Toronto for their Country and Western Night – had a ball and so did the people there as well – thank you everyone!
A visit from the New Zealand Veterans in Australia for lunch…
Meanwhile preparations were still progressing for both ANZAC Day and our Pre ANZAC Day Lunch which was to be held on Wednesday 20th at which I was also playing for 3 hours – however first off a 200k return trip to Nelson Bay for a District Council Meeting and lunch on the Monday – they have an amazing military display, this picture is only one small section.
The Pre ANZAC Day Lunch was a great success starting with nibbles then a 3 course lunch followed by 3 hrs of Country Music by yours truly, which started after I got changed out of my suit, tie and medals. Should of taken a selfie… I need a photographer me thinks!
Next was ANZAC Day… we finished the programs at around 6pm on the Sunday so all we could do now was hope for the best that we had done everything! The historic vehicles had arrived and parked so it was home for dinner, relax and bed before up again at 3.30am on the Monday (ANZAC Day) to get everything in place for the Dawn Service.
All in all, the day went well – Dawn Service at 5.30am then a Gunners Breakfast after that and then the march at 10am and service after that including several jet flyovers. My mate Mark ‘Bushie’ Thompson recited his ANZAC Day poem, wreathes were laid and then it was time to relax and enjoy the rest of the day with two up in the afternoon and that amazing landing and later take off by the Hewie.
If you would like to see more pictures from the ANZAC Day Service this blog has some good photos as well…
Anyway its been an exhausting month and its now the start of May and this month is looking just as busy with songs to finish mixing and mastering, State Congress, a week in Sydney plus more – Im tired just thinking about it AND don’t forget about Mothers day next Sunday!!
Anyway I have rambled on for too long, hey if you see me out on the road say gday or hit me up on UHF Channel 40
Till next time, take care, yours in country music – Leigh