ANZAC Day - an Ode to the Fallen
For the Fallen With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children England mourns for her dead across the sea, Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, There is music in the midst of desolation And glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow, They were staunch to the end…
‘It’s really a hometown story’: John McCrae honoured in Guelph
While some think he's from Montreal, others think he's a Brit, the story of soldier, doctor and poet John McCrae traces back to Guelph, Ontario.
Remembrance Poppy Prints
Looking for a craft to mark Remembrance Day? How about these Poppy Prints made with poppy seeds. To make our poppies we sliced a small potato in half, covered the cut side with red paint & then overlapped the potato prints on a large sheet of paper. (We found adding more paint produced clearer prints.) Once the potato prints are dry, add a blob of glue to the centre & sprinkle over a pinch of poppy seeds. We've displayed our poppy prints by our glass door ready for this Remembrance weekend…
Happy Sunday blogland. Well the weather here is as grim as the mood today and the bug that has had me firmly planted in my bed for half the week has struck again, this time with my eldest son :o( We had planned a nice family day out today to blow some of the cobwebs away that I've gathered this week and make the most of the very respectable weather we've had for a couple of days. Alas, the bug has put paid to that so I guess it's back to the drawing board for me. Well then, over at Keep it…
We Remember - a new unit for Veteran's Day
Here's my latest unit - perfect for Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day. I just added a few Poppy crafts - check these out. CLICK HERE to get your own copy And here's a closeup of the rest of the unit.