Monday, April 26, 2010

We will remember them.....

As dawn breaks throughout Australia and New Zealand, services are held all over the Countries to commemorate and remember the diggers that have fought and lost their lives in war.

The ANZAC's as they were known fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War 1. ANZAC day marks the anniversary (25th April) of the first major military action fought by these forces. Now ANZAC day more broadly commemorates the lives of those who died and served in the armed forces for their countries.

It was a dawn landing for the troops on that day in 1915 and the Gallopili campaign saw 21,255 casualties from the UK, an estimated 10,00 from France, 8,709 from Australia, 2,721 from New Zealand and 1,358 from British India.

So it is at dawn that the sombre services are held, the last post is played, wreaths are layed at war memorials.....Lest we forget those who have given their lives in war..

Wreaths and photos laid at the war memorial at Terrigal

It was a wet morning for the services this year. Terrigal did not disappoint....So good to see so many people turning up for the service even in this wet weather. This picture doesn't really capture it! This was after the service and the crowd quickly headed in the direction of shelter. All the cafes were doing a roaring trade for 5.30am!

The Haven, Terrigal at Dawn

My grandfathers were POW in World War 2. They were held at Changi and survived...I will remember them x

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Growers Market

The growers market is held on the first Sunday of every month here at Avoca. I love to wander through and have a good look at what is on offer.

The produce always looks amazing from the crisp apples, fresh bread and cakes, organic coffee, vegetables and meat, herbs and plants, oils and dukkah and so much more.

It is something I must indulge in once a month!

I always end my visit with a brioche and coffee

The plants and vegetables beautiful and fresh, and advice freely given away ....

The people watching is pretty good too! Not a bad spot to enjoy your Sunday paper...

Although officially Autumn the temperatures are still hovering in the high 20's-low 30's. This siren below had the perfect spot to watch the surf, sun and sand. She looked like a mermaid on a rock, I had to capture her!

Now what would any of my post's be without the beach? These young guns were sizing up the swell before jumping in from the rocks

My gorgeous girls who (sometimes begrudgingly) accompany me to the markets. There is always the promise of a play in the park, swim at the beach or walk on the rocks.....