Wednesday, 25 April 2012

ANZAC Day and a new find...

Firstly, Happy Anzac Day xxx  Lest we forget.

I caught most of the live dawn parade at Auckland's War Memorial Museum on TV this morning as my hubby was at the Hastings Dawn Parade.  Maybe next year when our children are a little older, we will all be able to go to.  As I watched TV I was welling up inside.  It is always moving to watch, but to actually participate a dawn parade must be something else.  I will have to take many tissues!

A great website for you to learn more about ANZAC is   

I think it is awesome that the younger generations are embracing ANZAC, paying their respects and keeping it alive.  It is nearly 100 years since World War One.  My children will be nearly 12 and   8 years old then, it would be a worthy trip to Gallipoli if my hubby and I can save enough for it.

On another note, this morning I also discovered an online trading site Art Fire, it's an international site and full of really cool creative sellers.  Well it didn't take me long to find the cool vintage things and I bought a book that's 73 years old.  More on that when it arrives in the mail.  It might feature in a photo or two in time. 

I'm not sure if I will set up a selling page there, perhaps when my book is published ;)

Well I better go and socialise on this beautiful fine day.  I hope you all have a great day remembering those amazing men and women who fought for us, the animals they took with them to assist and those who lost their lives, so that we could have freedom. 


  1. I taught WW1 last year to a class of year 8's which really brought home to me the meaning of Anzac Day although I have to confess I have yet to go to a Dawn Parade - one day! I've just bookmarked Art Fire - oh dear! lol Rachael xo

    1. Hi Rachael, I have not been to one yet either. My hubby represents his wee family each time he goes. Maybe next year I will take the kids out to it. That is great that you are teaching WW1, our youth need to know. Sadly there will become a time when those that were at war will no longer be alive and it will be left to the history books to teach and tell the memories. Yes the Art Fire site is dangerous! Bye for now, Mel.