Northam Remembers a War Hero

I have only just seen the article written in the Avon Valley Advocate newspaper about the unveiling of great-great uncle Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell’s statue in Northam.

It was Anzac Day 2015, Saturday 25th April and my brother Rohan, his wife Laure and their two sons Mikael and Aston and I travelled to Northam an hour’s drive from Perth before the dawn. After the service we all shared breakfast courtesy of the RSL (Returned Serviceman’s League) and went to the unveiling ceremony following a walk down by the Avon river.

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Here is a photograph of Hugo in uniform.

To view a photo of the statue and read the article about the Anzac Day and the unveiling ceremony please go to the newspaper website http://www.avonadvocate.com.au/story/3044435/northam-remembers/ .

I Once Met a Tree…..

I Once Met a Tree - Ancient Moreton Bay Fig Tree

I Once Met a Tree – Ancient Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Oh beautiful Moreton Bay fig tree,  abstract roots forever searching and spreading like your canopy which reaches the clear blue sky of a Perth winter’s day.

I met you on this beautiful crisp, cool day standing majestically in King’s Park, guarding ever so lovingly. Your strength and your sheer size drew me to you. Your handsomeness and ugliness at the same time captivated me.

I felt the roughness of your bark hiding a gentle and loving soul beneath, protected from life around you.

I shared in your breath and your grounding energies, your silent intensity helped to centre and balance my soul.

Thank you for your timeless beauty and your solidarity. I was so glad I met you.

 

Magic Saturday

Saturday morning – how beautiful to have the privilege of playing the angelic sounds of the crystal singing bowls and a other instruments for a group of 16 aware women.

Thank you to Eva for running the sessions once a month in her wonderful home and inviting me to play.

I didn’t think two hours would pass so quickly – firstly talked about my journey and spiritual development in general, taught a protection technique to ward against other people’s negative thoughts and emotions in the quantum field/sea of consciousness in which we dwell, and answered many questions from the ladies interested in their spiritual progress

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Many had never heard of the singing bowls before and were blown away by the experience. One said all her pain was gone on finishing the session, others said they could feel the energy swirling or coming into one ear then the other, and most felt more physically relaxed and emotionally calmer.

I was genuinely surprised when I received these wonderful gifts of a balsam in full bloom, some chocolates and a beautiful Willow statue of Love as I had offered my time freely.

What a beautiful start to the weekend.