Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Today is Anzac Day and for a good description of today I recommend the post by Magnolia Verandah  (then click HOME) which also contains a recipe for Anzac Biscuits which I plan to make later today.

Anzac Day commemorates the landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915 and the devestation.

Mustafa Kemal Attaturk is considered the father of modern Turkey and this is his epitaph to the men who died at Gallipoli.

Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives ....
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country,
Therefore rest in peace,
There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us
Where they lay side by side
Here in this country of ours ....
You, the mothers,
Who sent your sons from far away countries,
Wipe away your tears;
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in Peace.
After having lost their lives on this land
They have become our sons as well.


Today is also the anniversary of the death of my maternal grandmother Isabella who died in 2003 aged 96 - she was a brave and fearless woman - RIP.

Lest We Forget.Magnolia Verandah