After career changes heading off in this and that direction like branches on a scraggly tree, writing has been the stable undercurrent through this life. Also affection for cows, animals, family time and the great outdoors, art, craft and exercise!
Every year on April 25th, Australians commemorate the friendship formed between the Australians and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in 1915. This has become an important day to recognise the mateship, courage and sacrifice of service personnel.
A very special dawn service, that both my father and myself have attended on a number of occasions, is held at the Lutwyche Cemetery. It attracts large groups of people, who huddle around chatting quietly and attaching badges. Often people hand out small glowing battery candles.