Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter & The thought of being Kidnapped!

 Happy Easter :)




There was nothing like being a Policeman's daughter back when I was an 18 year old.  I had commenced my training the year before at a Private Hospital here in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia and loved every minute of it.
I did my study, plus going on duty. Days off were filled with joy and lots of fun. I had met my future husband not knowing that he would be at the time :)

I often noticed that no matter where I went there were always 2 men that seemed to be near by, but of course I thought at that time it was a coincidence plus really didn't take that much notice and went along my merry way doing what I normally do.
One day there was rather a lot of noise as in shouting, cars screeching their tires, men running everywhere, sirens and so on.  I remember being grabbed by the arms and waist by a man, pulled away from seeing what was going on, and the friend next to me, the same.

So why all the commotion?  I was told later that I was about to be kidnapped and have my face cut/disfigured in many places.  Not good to hear, and thinking how lucky I was to be rescued.
The two men that I always saw were special policemen who had followed me everywhere I went, day and night, they were my bodyguards without me knowing it, to take care of my safety.  Seems there was no way that I was permitted to go out alone or be alone for approximately 6 months until the supposedly kidnappers were caught.

My father being a Policeman of high rank had previously been responsible for several criminals being sent to prison for several years when I was much younger.  These same prisoners were after revenge and I was the target.  Of course someone told my father so hence the 'bodyguards' for me without my knowledge.

Thank goodness this type of  'thing' doesn't happen very often, well as far as I know it doesn't here in our country.



18 comments:

  1. This is like something right out of a scary movie ...
    wow that must have been terrifying for you !
    Glad you had good protectors.

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    1. After the event it was a bit terrifying when I found out what would have happened to me....

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  2. Oh my goodness! I had to check to make sure I remember where you live because I wouldn't have thought such things happened in Tasmania.

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    1. One certainly wouldn't think it would happen here, and let's hope it never does again. It's a safe place really.

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  3. What an incredible story. When we are young we are so trusting and unworldly but thank goodness someone was taking care of you.
    Like your new look blog for Easter.

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    1. Just a storm in a tea cup at that time. Thanks re background, another of my fiddleings.

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  4. Thank God that you were rescued! Quite a frightening story!

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    1. More frightening reading and me telling than when it actually happened. I was used to this type of thing in one way.

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  5. That must have been really scary! Thank God you were rescued. The animated bunny is delightful. Happy Easter.

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    1. Was after thinking what could have happened. Being young I soon got over it.

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  6. So it means Tasmania is not as safe country as I have thought.. I am kidding of course
    .Happy Easter to you and your family

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  7. Oh my gosh M this is something I have never known about you, how frightening I am so happy your Dad was a very wise man. What a scary ordeal I am sure it still comes to mind what could of happened.
    Happy Easter my dear friend. xoxoxo G

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    1. I suppose I suppose I never told you these types of things that happened to me....eventually I might tell more :)

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    1. I don't think any of us would care for that type of thing Adam, but I soon got over it..

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  9. Adam said what I thunk. A scry time not only for you but for your parents too. Denise from Washington also had a policeman father.

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    1. Probably more scary for my parents than myself Diane.

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