Wow, that is great news, however, it didn't make the roads suitable for driving. With my wind screen wipers battling to clear the window, the demister running at full blast, I played dodgems with swollen gutters to get to the Australian War Memorial.
Why head out in such conditions you ask?
I had to get to a book launch !
A Day to Remember, by Jackie French
Sadly the flooding and severe weather conditions kept many of the expected number of guests from making it.
However, those of us, brave (or mad) enough to battle the elements, were rewarded with trays of champagne, and platters of delicious nibbles to enjoy as we dried off before the launch.
Jackie spoke with a passion and emotion as she vividly described
her years of research, the diaries, journals,
and letters she had read that touched her
heart and soul.
Illustrator Mark Wilson, also told of his love for the work.
His family's military background and respect for those
who have fought in war is obviously reflected in
his stunning artworks.
|Mark Wilson, Illustrator|
|Me with the very talented, Mark Wilson and A Day to Remember|
|No I didn't bake these, Jackie did. She used her Grandmother's ANZAC biscuit recipe from 1916|