Anzac Day, a public holiday celebrated mainly in Australia and New Zealand to remember those who served and died in WW1 as depicted in our newspapers and Poppies used as a symbol of remembrance
For us it was a drive in the country from Bawley Point to Sydney early on Anzac morning…
Queen Anne’s Lace grasping onto the side of the rural road with its last flush of summer flowers in the icy breeze
Deserted shops on Anzac morning in Milton. A few cafés open, bursting at the seams and over flowing with their queue of hungry people or coffee addicts needing their morning wake up jolt
A chalk board sign “a yawn is a silent SCREAM for coffee”
Us deciding to continue driving through the rich dairy country with its brief ocean view and find brekky elsewhere to end our holiday
Cycle track winding through bush fire ravaged eucalyptus forest now sprouting an abundance of new growth…a hardy tree is our eucalyptus
Husband now wishing he’d been able to have his homemade gourmet meat pie earlier at a bakery as it’s a bit of a haul to the next proper town for breakfast….
Well, brekky was had at Maccas in Nowra ….fresh and hot…soft egg and bacon brekky mcmuffin and piping hot tea…who needs a gourmet cafe anyway ;). There’s always another time!
A small spot of trivia as we chatted….being Anzac Day here in Australia…this year is 100 years since WW 1
More scenes spotted on our drive…people enjoying the break from work and able to work on their autumn chores in the garden…so nice seeing a husband and wife team together setting out pot plants along the front picket fence for a bit of colour …
Names driven past that caught my imagination.
MJ Fox Plumber
Roger Roberts Creek
After having spent a magic time weather and family wise it’s home to Sydney and rain happening on the last stretch but not at home!
Rain and Anzac or cold and Anzac go together typically at this time of year. But we were blessedly spoilt for our time at the beach.
I typed in the car as we travelled along and prettied up this article once home, having unpacked and loads of washing done with me having done two back to back trips.
…anyone for coffee?
Older memories of Anzac Day when our children were little in Adelaide, South Australia. It being that time when all short-sleeved t-shirts and tops were packed away and winter clothing prepared and thought about hastily as inevitably pants legs and sleeves were too short. So too with PJs and dressing gowns and slippers for little toes. Things were passed down, sewn or as a last resort purchased. Days before eBay, Target, Kmart or Big W. The sewing machine got going and knitting needles a clicking.
Do you have childhood memories of this transition Autumn to Winter time?