Anzac Day is a national holiday in Australia so we’ve been quietly pottering around as a family mostly. I made ANZAC Biscuits this morning and later we went to a textile exhibition at the Hobart Botanical Gardens.
The Australian War Memorial has a good explanation of what ANZAC day is. Early in my life it was rejected by many people as a “celebration” of war. I think we have matured a bit since then. The last of the “diggers’ who served at Gallipoli has passed away and it is now seems to be thought of as a sobering memory and a reminder of things we do not want to happen again.
That or another media circus.
ANZAC Biscuits were sent overseas to the troops serving in World War 1 and this recipe is the exact one I’ve memorised from my high school cooking classes – some things just really never change thank goodness. If you can’t get Golden Syrup (or “cocky’s joy” as my elderly relatives call it) just use honey. Thanks to Ozfoodie for the picture.
As I’ve only been doing it for two days there’s not a lot to say especially when one day was a public holiday and the other was spent with a friend. I have been able to make progress on the weaving and walking. As for writing – no WIP words on the page to report but I’ve started the background research for the book reviews that are due in a couple of weeks.