Friday, April 25, 2008

ANZAC Day

Today is ANZAC day - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It was the great war to end all wars. From my reckoning, a lot of people lost their lives for nothing since nothing has changed. However the day is taken seriously in NZ and Aust although when I walked home from watching the rugby with my vegetables and other stuff, I passed a large number of people rather worse for wear at 7pm so I guess I know how they spent their day.

We had a nice relaxing day and I got a bit of work done up in the studio - I am making a Marrakech wrap nearly finished so I will post a pic tomorrow. My Marrakech book has come home from Wanaka and is off to US on Monday and I want to send the wrap with it. I also spent some time watching the Quilting Arts TV dvd - nearly 6 hours of viewing in 13 episodes. I was pretty impressed with what I saw - Beryl Taylor, Jane Dunnewold and of course Pokey Bolton.

Grant collected a container of furniture from Indonesia which arrived a week or two back - some for his house and the rest to sell. It is all teak which is so much nicer than the redwood we have in the garden so we are going to buy some for us. We have 2 lovely benches up the back just nice for sitting on drinking our coffee. He has a coffee table he thinks but it is buried under other stuff so we will have to wait. His house is coming along very well - must be time for new pics.

1 comment:

artisbliss said...

I've been wondering about Grant's house. Do post more photos, and a photo of your Marrakech wrap, too.

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