Saturday 25 April 2015

V is for...


Now this is a special one. I racked my brain for a V word to do with crafts and couldn't come up with anything then I realised that the V fell on ANZAC day. I figured it was made to be. I've set this to schedule while I will be at dawn service, remembering those before. 

So what is ANZAC day?

It is the day that we in Australia remember those who have been lost in the wars and conflicts that we as a nation have been a part of. It marks the first major conflict of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZACs) during the first world war. 

The 25th of April 1915 the Anzacs set out to capture the peninsula at Gallipoli but they had been given the wrong information and they landed in the middle of the enemy. There were numerous losses that dawn when they beached on the shore and in those 8 months that followed they lost over 8,000 men.

Since then it has become a day to remember all those who have been lost in conflicts. 

There are many stories of bravery I could share with you right now like Simpson and His Donkey. But since this is a crafty blog I want to share a couple of lovely tutorials.. 

Anzac biscuits used to be a staple during the war. Since during the war they didn't have access to many eggs they had to make do with what they had. So they made these recipes and used golden syrup to bind the biscuits together. Here is a collection of a number of recipes. 

Also the poppies are the symbol of remembrance because they grow in Flanders Fields where most of the bodies now lie. You can find a beautiful pattern to make your own here


"They shall grow not 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."

Lest We Forget 



  1. Thank you for the explanation for Anzac Day. I was just wondering about it.

  2. What a special post today Caitlin.



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