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    Anzac Day Rehearsals

    I could never have imagined just how much work goes on behind the scenes in preparation for the Anzac Day services – the work already starts months before Anzac Day, with things like setting up the grandstands on the sites. I take my hat off to all those leaders and officials whose efforts make the […]

    Battlefield Tours – Gallipoli Peninsula

    The battlefield tours were what really drove home the truth of Anzac Day for me. They opened my eyes and allowed me to go into the Anzac Day services feeling more of a closeness to and with a deeper understanding of our lost soldiers and their experiences of sacrifice.

    Part of the tours involved walking […]

    En route – Day 4

    DAY 4 of 4: Canakkale

    And we arrive in Turkey! Canakkale is a small city/big town on the waterfront, where we stayed for the majority of the trip. The town being on the water, it was COLD. It was spring at the time, although it felt like winter with summer sun…I liked it! And our […]

    En route – Day 3

    DAY 3 of 4: Dubai

    Dubai was something else entirely. You definitely know you aren’t anywhere near home anymore! You kind of fancy that you’re in an Aladdin movie, especially as you’ve just seen orange desert and a few camels from the plane as you were flying in – it was so awesome! It […]