Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dawn Service

I'm the first to admit, I was a little surprised at the enthusiasm shown by the kids when I suggested we go to the ANZAC Dawn Service. It did wane slightly when we told them they would need to get up at 4.15am, but still, they agreed.

The service was held at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland which provides a majestic back drop.

We secured a great position at the heart of the happenings. It's possibly the closest I will ever physically be to the NZ Prime Minister in my life. As always, I sprouted goose bumps when the bugle boy played The Last Post – very sombre.

When it was all finished, we had a cup of tea while we waited for the crowd to thin out before heading home. Now I'm off to try my hand at making some gluten-free ANZAC biscuits but I haven't had much luck in the past.


  1. E looks particularly happy to be there - we are attempting same but with a smaller crowd in the wee hours of tomorrow - wish us luck - bucketing down at the moment xxxx

    1. Oh. Not much fun in the rain which was part of my motivation -- we've had great weather lately. Good luck!