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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Australia Day

We spent Australia Day with my parents and family. This was a very special day this year because my Dad won Citizen of the Year. He is obviously very popular in Kimba because the turn out of people was the most there had ever been at the celebrations, even though the day was going to be a scorcher with 43C (109.4F).

This is what was written about my Dad:

Charlie is a generous, hardworking 'quiet achiever' who is innovative and thoroughly deserving of this award. His experience in restoration has been a huge asset to the many people and Clubs he has worked with. He has contributed countless hours to the community in many different areas including: Past President and current member of Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Museum, Kimba Show Society, Kimba Yesteryear Machinery Club and Kimba Pony club.

Cutting the Australia Day Cake.

Pictured below are:

The other award winners pictured with my Dad. The lady seated on the walker is

Corey Enright's Grandmother. Corey won an award too, but sadly couldn't be there to accept because of commitments to his AFL club. For those that don't know, Corey is a very influentual player for the Geelong (Cats) Football Club in the Australian Football League. Most of the Kimba district barrack for Geelong now.

His history is as follows:

Kimba Districts Football Club 1986 -1999

Best and Fairest Kimba Districts 1998

Eastern Eyre Mail Medal 1999

Eyre Peninsula Representative Side 1998/99

Port Magpies U 19's - 1999

Geelong Football Club


Coaches Trophy 2003, 2007 & 2009

Equal winner of 2009 Carji Greeves Best & Fairest Medallion


2007 v Port Adelaide

2009 v St Kilda

Dream Team 2008 v Victoria

All Australian Team 2008 & 2009

No wonder Grandma is so proud.

Jack and Blake having some fun.

Hope everyone had a good celebration.

Sorry I have been a bit quiet on here lately as I have not been feeling the best. Time for a visit to the doctor for an overhaul, that is happening Monday.

Take care,



  1. Hope you feel better soon. You and your family should be so proud of your Dad....it would be an honour for him.

  2. Hey Tania
    That is a great honour for your father and well deserved too! Australia has been made by people like him.
    Sorry to hear you've been off colour, hope all is okay.
    I think everyone has been having a bit of a blog-holiday, not posting so frequently.It's gonna be a warm one again tomorrow so we are off to the beach.

    Cheers - Joolz

  3. Congrats to your dad! I hope you feel better after a trip to the dr.

  4. As I sit looking at the snow outside my window, I am warmed by your "summertime" story and the heat wave you mentioned. Australia Day must be like our Independence Day here in the US, and it looks like your family had a great celebration. Kudos to your dad. And hope you start feeling better soon!


  5. Hi Tania
    My step-father won the same award, it's great isn't it to see them get recognition.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!!

    Kylie :-)

  6. What a wonderful day and great pictures! Congratulations to your Dad...that's fabulous that the right people get the recognition. Tell him Congrats for me! I hope you feel better soon.


  7. Hi Tania,
    Congratulations to your dad - it sounds as if the award was very well deserved!

    I hope that the doctor can work out what's wrong.

    Have a great week,

  8. Bovey Belle here. Just a quick thankyou for popping over to my blog and becoming a follower.

  9. Hi Tania,
    I have an award waiting for you on my blog:

  10. Hi Tania,

    Just blog hopping from Jillians blog to yours and couldn't believe I found someone in Kimba - I am currently out at Widikee. :)

  11. Hi Tania! I have an award on my blog for you!It would be great if you drop by and collect it! Been missin' your posts :0)


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