Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Australia Day: 26th January.

Today is the day we celebrate being Aussies - living here and enjoying all the good stuff this country has to offer. Even those who are adversely affected by drought and floods (all at the same time in some cases), still stopped today to celebrate being here. This is where Ken and I were today:
Vic. Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, Ride To Remember.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is the fund raising arm of our Police. Funds are raised in memory of all Police killed while on duty, and much of it goes to the Trauma Units of our public hospitals.

The post below consists of some of the photos I took today.


Blogger Miss Eagle said...

That explains it! There I was just after 9am at the junction of Wellington and Lysterfield Roads on my to Macclesfield and Kirribindi Farm to pick up my free range eggs from Klaus and Jackie - and there we were stopped. All these bikies/bikers - including a motorcycle cop and sundry cop cars of all shades and colours plus a couple of World War II jeeps - with Aussie flags flying off their rears were heading for the hills with our traffic stopped under the direction of another cop and yet another car. Then eventually we turned into Wellington Road where the speed limit becomes 90kph but the two left hand drive WWII jeeps were holding us up. They were going at 50kph and, in the tricky parts, 40kph. Needless to say traffic banked up behind them for kilometres until somewhere up past the Cardinia Reservoir they decided to pull over. Whooboy! So where was the meetup - or was it just one long wide riding circuit?

Blessings and bliss

Sunday, 27 January, 2008  
Blogger Miss Eagle said...

PS: Sorry - read the links with all the details. Re the bands. Yes it does happen in other places. Heard a marvellous police jazz band at a community event when I lived in Sydney. That was some long ride.

Blessings and bliss

Sunday, 27 January, 2008  

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