30 December 2006

Highlights and Lowlights 2006

Without a doubt, the biggest hightlight of 2006 was seeing my hero of 20+ years, Aussie rugby legend, Mal Meninga. He was in Melbourne for rugby promotion and over that weekend I attend a number of events where he was a guest. It was a memorable occasion for me.
Mal played for Canberra Raiders (who were my favourite rugby team until Melbourne Storm came onto the scene) and also represented Queensland in the State of Origin and Australia in the rugby arena. WHAT A LEGEND!

The lowlight was also without a doubt for me. I lost my best friend from an aggressive disease. Beverley had been my friend for around 25 years and that is a fairly long friendship. She will always be in my memory. Bev and I did many things together and later on although I moved away from Bev's town, we still kept in touch regularly. Tragically Bev and her husband moved to a country town and early in 2006 she was diagnosed with a disease, which I refused to believe was fatal until the end. BEV WAS ALSO A LEGEND.


Pam Aries said...

I am so sorry about your friend...I can totally relate. It is devastating. I am happy for your getting to meet your hero! HERE's to 2007!!!!!!

judie said...

So sorry for your loss ArtyLady. Hope your new year will be more happy.

mrsnesbitt said...

Thoughts and hugs sent to you!

Doreen G said...

I have just discovered your blog as I am a new blogger and when I scrolled down and saw Mal Meninga's photo my eyes lit up.
He was and still is in my eyes the greatest.Coming from Canberra I too support the Raiders and loved watching the big guy do his stuff on the field.
Sorry about your friend but you have great memories to hold dear to you