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    Yay, nice to see you back Gwamma. Bummer about the weather though.

    Not sure about Anzac biscuit options Seas. We'll probably whip up a batch, but I'll just let the others eat them, and my kids are OK with gluten so nothing special there either.

    Got my farewell morning tea this morning. I cheated and bought packet brownies and vanilla cake, so I'll just act like I was up at dawn cooking my arse off, they'll never know.

    Hoping for some sunshine today and so far it looks promising, its just so changeable ATM though.

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    I don't think it's necessary to help DS along. He will get there when he gets around to it -- and it won't be long. There is, literally, zero concern on my part in regards to it.

    Likewise, in the shower, he'll wet his face with the shower head (it's one of those that comes off the pole with a hose) wash his own hair and rinse it, and so on. He just doesn't want to have his face wet in the pool -- and I think that's fair enough.

    beyond that, I truly don't 'teach' him anything. Like montessori, it's mostly about modelling and just carrying on. Kids will learn through play -- a nd he's already teaching himself to read and basic maths. So, no input from me is needed.

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    heya G! pleased it is all going well. you will be stoked when your book arrives. i am finding it harder doing my usual sort of weights at the gym since i have been BBYing. altho that could be my fault as i did 2 days consecutively and had no rest before the gym day. i am still very much in love with stiff arm pushdowns. and with my straight leg ozzie pull ups from BBY i have keep the lat burn all week.

    we've made the GF anzacs with chicken food aka quinoa. i skipped the faleo ones as i will prob be the only person who eats them and i dont need the whole lot. or the expense of making them. i'd much rather have some creamed coconut with chocolate for my birthday instead. which is sat. exhubby is gonna be in the hood so we ( as in me and the kids ) will be going out for breakfast and then lunch and maybe camping on the beach for dinner to avoid him LOL

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    Anzac day - hard to believe it is here again. DH reminded me about his Uncle today.
    Uncle P served around the Mediterranean with the second division and was decorated with an MM ( thats quite an honor within the nz troups) in North Africa at which point he was promoted to Lt. Later he was badly injured in the Battle of Casino and was loaded into an ambulance. On the way to the field hospital the ambulance drove over a landmine, and Uncle P sustained what they considered fatal injuries. The medics felt that he wouldn’t survive so he was left for dead. Later when it was found he was still alive he had developed gangrene on his leg which was saved by using maggots. Because one of his legs had multiple fractures it was much shorter than the other and he walked with a stick for most of his life until the age of 70 when he had one of New Zealand’s first full knee replacements. This had the added benefit of giving him back his full length leg.
    Uncle P was the most amazing Man. He served with Charlie Upham, and we went for lunch there one time when Uncle P came to stay. Charlie was an incredible fella as well.
    anyway Anzac day always brings tears to my eyes.
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    cool story. Thankx, Gwamma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    Anzac day - hard to believe it is here again. DH reminded me about his Uncle today.
    Uncle P served around the Mediterranean with the second division and was decorated with an MM ( thats quite an honor within the nz troups) in North Africa at which point he was promoted to Lt. Later he was badly injured in the Battle of Casino and was loaded into an ambulance. On the way to the field hospital the ambulance drove over a landmine, and Uncle P sustained what they considered fatal injuries. The medics felt that he wouldn’t survive so he was left for dead. Later when it was found he was still alive he had developed gangrene on his leg which was saved by using maggots. Because one of his legs had multiple fractures it was much shorter than the other and he walked with a stick for most of his life until the age of 70 when he had one of New Zealand’s first full knee replacements. This had the added benefit of giving him back his full length leg.
    Uncle P was the most amazing Man. He served with Charlie Upham, and we went for lunch there one time when Uncle P came to stay. Charlie was an incredible fella as well.
    anyway Anzac day always brings tears to my eyes.
    Oh sure, make me weepy first thing in the morning. Seriously though, that's a beautiful story and memory. Thank you.
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    sorry about the tears etc guys - however................. lest we forget ..................


    The ANZAC Dedication:
    For the Fallen
    by Laurence Binyon

    They shall not grow old,
    As we that are left grow old.
    Age shall not weary them,
    Nor the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun,
    And in the morning,
    We will remember them.
    We will remember them.
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    sorry about the tears etc guys - however................. lest we forget ..................


    The ANZAC Dedication:
    For the Fallen
    by Laurence Binyon

    They shall not grow old,
    As we that are left grow old.
    Age shall not weary them,
    Nor the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun,
    And in the morning,
    We will remember them.
    We will remember them.
    Nor should they be forgotten.

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    the kids were lecturing their dad about how they had to go as they had relatives that went and fought as he was trying to keep them for the day tomorrow LOL they are good kids. this has all reminded me in a round about way of why i have never quite managed to try the potato diet. my great uncle was a pow. he got captured by the italians i think. then they escaped. and got recaptured by the germans. i think when they got liberated, they had been somewhere and managed to binge on potatoes for a while. the guys who rescued them apparently commented on how fat they all were. i was very young when i heard that story and there is no one left to ask about it.

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