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ANZAC Day 25th April 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ANZAC Day 25 April is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was a World War 1 army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli.

The corps was disbanded in 1916 following the evacuation of Gallipoli. The corps is best remembered today as the source of the acronym ANZAC which has since become a term, "Anzac", for a person from Australia or New Zealand.

Another term we use is Digger. Digger is an Australian and New Zealand military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. It originated during World War I. This term is still used today with our troops.

This is the day we honour our fallen ANZACS and Diggers, past and present.

Lest We Forget.

I have had many rellies who served in many wars, starting with the Boer War, 1st World, 2nd World War, Korea and Vietnam.


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1CRAZYDOG 4/25/2013 8:55PM

    (((HUGS))) Definitely a day to remember.

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GOANNA2 4/25/2013 5:32AM

    Thanks Wendy.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them!

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POPSY190 4/25/2013 3:19AM

    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old . . .

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/25/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon I have been to many dawn services in years gone by I have even marched in the parade in full Girl Guide (Brownie Leader) uniform. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/25/2013 12:41AM

    My husband is a Canadian soldier and he honours Australian and New Zealand soldiers on Anzac day as do I and many of the Canadian officers and troops we know !

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SUSIEPH1 4/24/2013 11:58PM

    I too have many relies that served in the Armed Forces ..
Some of them gave their lives so that we can be free .
They served in many countries and some are still buried there.
My father and grandfather also great grand father and great great great grandfather all served their Country .
May they all rest in peace .
At the going down of the sun,and the morning, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We Will Remember Them.
Lest We Forget .

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MOTLEM 4/24/2013 11:38PM

    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them!


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LEESHAK_ 4/24/2013 11:17PM

    Lest we forget. emoticon

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15th April 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hi everyone, I took a couple of days to get over the Adelaide trip but I came good yesterday.

Did some cooking for my youngest son and his girlfriend yesterday. Then very busy today, First, I went to the doctor to find out the results of my last blood tests. It was as I said the creatinine has improved again. But I did ask about my toe, still has not healed properly after 6 months so another xray must be done.

I then took the cooking up to my son who now lives in a neighbouring town about 35 Km or 20 miles away I took the grandchildren with me. Dwayne (son) did take them to the playground for a little while. I then drove back home and went to my exercise class with the kids. Even the kids said I had improved since they saw me at the class last year. I then took the kids home and waited until Jason got home. The kids told me they had fun with me.

I did put in a lot more effort with my exercises and I can still feel it. Poor muscles are protesting.

So now I will have to ring the xray department to see if I can get a xray tomorrow sometime.

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LIFE-FAITH 4/20/2013 12:03PM

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You are such an inspiration Wendy!


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    sounds super busy but also great job with the cooking, exercise and changes emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/16/2013 7:50AM

    You are doing really great Wendy. So glad you
had good blood test results. Are the grandchildren
on school holidays? It must be fun to be around them
and it's nice they noticed your improvement in the
gym. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2013 8:55PM

    HUGS! Good job and good news on that creatinine! Keep up the good work.

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ROZOZ68 4/15/2013 6:40PM

    All sounds very positive! What did you do to your toe? I have had lots of toe and foot problems so I totally understand how it can affect you.

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SUSIEPH1 4/15/2013 6:28PM

    That's awesome darling ..so glad you are having fun with the kids as well as exercising.
It's great having family closer .. So very glad bloods are still improving .. Much Love xx Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 4/15/2013 10:37AM

    Way to go, Wendy! Work it - but still be kind to Wendy. emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/15/2013 8:34AM

    Wow you sure have been busy Wendy! You are doing really well. Keep it up! emoticon

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12th April 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

hi, still very tired from the drive to Adelaide yesterday. Glad I went down there though but the heat has knocked me around. I also drove all the way down and probably half way back, a long way. I can feel it in the top half of my body. Arms, shoulders, top of back are very sore. I think this is due to holding the steering wheel for so long.

Still did some strength training and road my exercise bike for 5 minutes plus I did 5 of my push ups from the kitchen bench, wow I can feel them.

I did have a great sleep last night.

good night

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GOANNA2 4/14/2013 8:07AM

    Proud of you Wendy. You are doing amazing.
Glad you slept well. Thanks for the good wishes
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    You must have been exhausted by the time you arrived home! Hope you can take it a little easier for the next week, to give your body time to get over such a trip.

I'm going to give those bench push ups a try, and will let you know how I go with them.
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1CRAZYDOG 4/12/2013 2:26PM

    Just take care of yourself! HUGS

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Hi Wendy .hope all went well love xx yes sounds like you did over do it. It's a long way to drive ... Try to rest up now .. Much love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 4/12/2013 12:15PM

    Take care, Wendy! You're doing GREAT!

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    Look after yourself Wendy and don't over do it!

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MJRVIC2000 4/12/2013 7:25AM

    God is able to help YOU! He is more than able! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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11th April 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hi everyone, home safe and sound from Adelaide, another long day. Of course it was hot for travelling and my air conditioner in the car does not work.

All went well. One of my appointments was with a exercise physio and she is going to send me a heap of information about exercising. Gave me lots of suggestions.

All the information I have gained from all of you has helped a great deal also. I now realise that I was aiming too high and would have burnt myself out.

The exercise physio did tell me to use heavier weights as I have only been using 2kg (4 lb) for a while. She recommended 3kgs weights and also to use more of the bands.

When you use your brains there is such a range of different exercises that you can do. I do wall push ups quite a bit, she suggested trying to do these from a kitchen cupboard as these are a little harder. So tomorrow I will start at 5 and build up.

Will keep you posted.

Nearly time for bed.

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MOTLEM 4/11/2013 10:26PM

    Yes, variety is the spice of life. Try to always mix n'match your exercises to keep the body guessing. Sure beats the dreaded plateau.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/11/2013 8:30PM

    Good job! Glad that you are back safe & sound.



Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!

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    Seems to me that long, hot drive was definitely worthwhile. I'm sure you were glad you saw the exercise physio.

As for wall pushups, I find if I'm not up to doing any other form of exercise, I can always manage to do at least a few of those. I always imagined they would only help strengthen my arms and shoulders, but I was having a really good day a few days ago, and managed to do 100! I expected my arms and maybe shoulders to be feeling a little sore next day, but it was my abs which reminded me what I'd done!

I've found a lot of simple exercises online, some from Spark People, some from Youtube. I loved the exercises for seniors, it was the first time I've been able to manage to find a full body exercise routine which I could cope with - and it was all done from a standing position. That in itself was a first.
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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/11/2013 10:54AM

    Sounds like you got some great information and you can start exercising smartly and hopefully with better results. Can't wait to hear how it goes. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/11/2013 9:47AM

    Glad to hear you got some extra help!


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    Sounds good Wendy! emoticon

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