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Steve Bracks and Peter Kirwan’s Tour de France……………..

Steve Bracks, (pictured in the foreground with my brother Pete, on the far left) is a  former politician and was the 44th Premier of Victoria, Australia…..and is one of my brother Peter’s Melbourne riding mates!  They are both riding with Phil Anderson’s riding tour of some pretty tough legs of this years Tour de France.  Peter looks exhausted from all these hill climbs but he’s enjoying every minute of this amazing experience I am certain.  “Bracksy” (No disrespect intended Mr. Bracks…it’s what I have always fondly called you) is looking pretty good, but a little heavier than I remember!

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Peter Kirwan’s Tour de France……over Col D’Ancizan…….

My brother Peter Kirwan sent me another shot of his amazing Phil Anderson cycling tour, part of this years Tour de France.  He climbed a massive mountain…..a height of 3642 metres! today and a distance of 110.6 kms!  Amazing Pete….please take care and keep sending me photos!  Pete would have seen the Peleton Pass and then continued on the last section of Bagneres-de-Bigorre.

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Peter Kirwan’s Tour de France………….

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My brother Peter Kirwan  is riding with a group of 24 cyclists in Phil Anderson’s tour group ahead of the field in the Tour de France.  He sent me this picture this morning and what a fantastic experience he is having……take care Pete and send some more pictures soon!!!  Peter Kirwan’s Tour de France………how wonderful……

Maurice Joseph Kirwan (Mike)

I was sorting out some paperwork today and came across the poem I wrote for my dear dad’s 80th Birthday.  I had a lump in my throat when I read it again and thought what a dear father he has been to us all…….

My dear dad, Mike Kirwan, pictured here with my younger sister Fiona Kirwan on dad's 80th Birthday!
My dear dad, Mike Kirwan, pictured here with my younger sister Fiona Kirwan on dad’s 80th Birthday!

The party was at The Lake House in Daylesford.  It was a a huge family event with aunties and uncles, my husband Steve, Peter’s gorgeous wife Rosie, Gary’s lovely partner Mel, Jane’s husband Ian, Fiona’s partner Rob and of course the five of us children!  We all stayed the night and met up again for breakfast!

here’s the poem………

THIS MAN THEY CALL MIKE  by Jenny Kirwan, 2009.

I know a great man
who’s as gentle as a lamb
so tall and so lean
and also very keen
of a kelpie called Milly
a red dog he loves dearly

This man they call Mike
is my dad who’s well liked
he’s a fine Aussie bloke
loves the land and its folk
worked hard all his life
for the kids and his wife

Found a job for me down
at the bakers in town
when he’d wake me so early
as I became very surly
‘Goodmorning, happy days!’
was his usual phrase
but it never sat well
with my hangover from hell!

But my dad’s a dear soul
now an 80 year old
and tho’ we live far apart
he’s still close to my heart
this man they call Mike
he’s a legend alright!

The tree sisters at Dad's 80th Birthday...from left Fiona Kirwan, Jenny Kirwan and Jane Knuckey.
The three sisters at Dad’s 80th Birthday…from left Fiona Kirwan, Jenny Kirwan and Jane Knuckey.

Dad was spoit with all the attention and he loved it all…..that’s what birthdays are all about!

All My family...from left Gary Kirwan, Joan Kirwan (mum), Jane Knuckey, Fiona Kirwan, Jenny Kirwan (me!), Peter Kirwan and Mike Kirwan (dad)
All My family…from left Gary Kirwan, Joan Kirwan (mum), Jane Knuckey, Jenny Kirwan (me), Fiona Kirwan, Peter Kirwan and Mike Kirwan (dad)

Happy Birthday Peter Kirwan!

My brother (Peter Kirwan) with his gorgeous baby girl Daisy on the day of her Christening.
My brother (Peter Kirwan) with his gorgeous baby girl Daisy on the day of her Christening.

Happy Birthday to my brother Peter who is in Australia and I’m certain being spoilt to death today by his two girls………Rosie and the gorgeous Daisy.  Pete, we hope you’ve had a great day and thank you for being the best brother in the world.