We shall remember them

While I’ve not yet visited the Shrine of Remembrance for ANZAC Day, Mr Rosanna did the year we met – a dawn service that involved tears in the rain as it was pouring but all the more poignant for the minute’s silence of so many gathered around. I hope to take my boys there when we can congregate once again as their great-grandfather and great-uncle both served. I enjoyed watching the New Zealand anthem at the Melbourne versus Richmond football match last night especially hearing the words first sung in Maori before English. Mr Rosanna and I hope the Dees continue their winning streak – the superstitious in us often think our fortune mirrors that of the club but time will tell.

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I had a pretty tiring week still being relatively new in my job, Mr R having knee surgery and my kids returning to school and out of school activity. The return to a level of normalcy and the inevitable running around plus having COVID-brain to a lesser extent has taken its toll on my energy levels. I read Welcome to the YOLO Economy in the New York Times last week and I know a number of my friends who’ve quit their jobs to have a break or pursue their own dreams that don’t involve working for the wo(man) have related to the article as much as none of us are Millennials!

The global pandemic has shaken many of us to our absolute core so it’s been interesting to see what we’ve considered truly essential and important in our lives and all else that’s fallen by the wayside out on the periphery. I’m not sure if you’ve had similar realisations that have changed the life decisions you are now making given life is short and we do only live once.

This house (above and below) already under offer at 21 Darvall Street Rosanna has caught my eye – it’s been beautifully renovated and I can see why someone has already fallen in love with it prior to auction. I was pleased to read about Boroondara Council pushing to protect a Robin Boyd house on Tannock St in North Balwyn and have only recently realised that St George’s Anglican Church on Warncliffe Rd in Ivanhoe East was also designed by modernist architects Robin Boyd and Frederick Romberg.

From the heritage to ultra modern, my office will be moving into the state of the art Melbourne Connect building designed by Woods Bagot in July. We’ll be joined by some other interesting tenants including Clarke-Hopkins-Clarke, the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre and SANE Australia as well as house the Science Gallery Melbourne and Womin-djerring (an open air oculus garden that sits in the middle). I think it will be a really interesting physical environment in which to work and I’m really looking forward to it.

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Author: missrosannablog

I'm a marketer, writer, blogger and creative type interested in all things arts and culture in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ranging from inner city to outer suburbia and beyond.

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