Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Autumn Colours

We have had the best Easter weather, cool nights but beautiful days.
While the school holidays have been busy and sometimes exhausting, today I stopped to appreciate the wonderful Autumn colours in the garden.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Anzac Day

A very special day in Australian History today, it marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
For international visitors to Missys Blog ANZACS stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The 25th of April was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916. During the 1920s ANZAC Day became established as a national day of commemoration for the 60,000Australians who had died during the war. In subsequent years the meaning of the day has been further broadened to include Australians killed in all the military operations in which Australia has been involved.

Missy's school always takes on an active and proud role in the ANZAC day March in the early hours of the morning. Both H-HO and Missy were very excited to be part of the remebrance ceremonies, many school kids attended with their rosemary attached, various marching styles and chests out proud behind a rousing pipe band performance. At the ceremony, after the wreaths were laid, the school kids sang a song "One more Parade". Our schools presentation and involvement in Anzac Day is a real credit to them.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Show season continues

Well it's been a busy end to the school term with Athletics carnivals and Easter hat Parades happening, closely followed by the Sydney Royal Easter Show, which we had 10 chooks entered into. We all travelled done and enjoyed a very long day at the show 9am to 8pm, the chooks went well, the kids had lots of fun and we didn't see everything, so the girls and I went back again the next day. The girls enjoyed the Giant Slide again this year and picked out showbags along with some crazy colourful wigs, we caught up with lots of people at the show. Missy spent quite some time studying the photgraphy and artwork (both painting and drawing)sections, choosing her favourites and expressing her desire to enter something in the kids section next year. She recently told me she was going to University to study Art.
we all got home safely from the show but the chooks are still at the show until the end, they are feed,watered and vet checked each day by show officials.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Some wins at our local show

Our Local show was held under sunny skies but was very wet under foot, that didn't deter our numerous entries.
We took two Murray Grey Bulls and ten chooks to the show along with the kids lolly necklaces (1st & 2nd), fruit & vegetables, flowers, Creature made from fruit (Won Champion kids exhibit)Missy's photography ( she won the 12yrs & under section- see photo titled "Gran's Rose").
Wow what a day.