Showing posts with label ANZAC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ANZAC. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

As the Sun Sets...

on a.n.z.a.c. day this year
there is peace.
thank you
all those who helped to make it this way
keep it this way
in our country!
while many went to dawn services,
our household was quiet.
eventually mr m got up
made a fresh batch of anzac biscuits
'cos we'd already devoured the ones
we'd bought from woollies.
i knitted...
a little cream baby beanie this time...
smaller than i've attempted before.
i'll show you in my next post.
warm damper, butter and honey,
was lunch.
the anzac parade
broadcast on tv
was the backdrop for our activities.
the afternoon sun
sent a shaft of light into the loungeroom
and caught the bare branches of the christmas tree.
it was sitting there waiting for me to dress it
in pompoms for winter.
i dusted the branches
hung the pompoms.
when someone connects it to the power
it will twinkle
on cold winter nights
resplendant in it's woolly finery...
looking cosy.
the sun has set.
mr t has cooked a pork roast
and it's nearly on the table.
time to go
and join the family for dinner...
see you soon!
what did you do today?
naturally Carol xox

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Seeing Rabbits in the Sky!

good morning!

i was just wondering how to start this post..
{my 200th by the way!}
and thinking about easter celebrations and anzac day
all mixed up..

then i was daydreaming and looking out the window
next to the computer and saw a rabbit
in the sky!

being a good blogger i grabbed the camera..haha..
what do you see?

can you see his long ears, his front feet and his bulbous eye
as he runs across the sky!!

i can
i can even see a mouth and a nose and a grey fluffy tail..
so long easter bunny...til next year : )

nancy asked me what anzac day is.

stands for

"lest we forget"

i got this info off

"anzac was the name given to the australian and new zealand army corps
who landed on the gallipoli peninsula in turkey early in the morning
of 25th april 1915 during world war 1 (1914-1918).

every nation must, sooner or later, come for the first time
to a supreme test of quality and the result of that test
will hearten or dishearten those
who come afterwards.
for the fledgling nation of australia that test was at gallipoli."

on anzac day,
every 25th april,
we acknowledge and thank all our service men and women
who have died in defence of the freedom of australians.

we celebrate by watching parades of surviving men and woman of the armed services
who have served overseas and remember those who have not come home.
we make anzac biscuits and go to the pub and play two up
and talk about the heroic deeds of these people
and the day is declared a holiday for the nation.

i hope this makes things a little clearer for all of my overseas visitors.

well it's dollar movie day down at the video shop
so i'm off to find me a movie and make another cushion this afternoon!

naturally Carol xox

Monday, April 25, 2011