We are coming home. Brush the corgis, polish up the carriages and wake old Phillip up - the tour is over and we are heading home.
Today we started off with an early start, even earlier than little G wakes us up by getting up at early o'clock and heading off to the Dawn Parade for ANZAC day. ANZAC day is a day of rememberence for our Kiwis and Aussie friends to remember all those who have served in the armed forces.
We hope we have done you proud!! See you at the airport!
Kate, Wills and Baby G
Today is a day off from work for the muster due to ANZAC day. We were listening to the stats on a TV show today. In 1914, when the first world war started the population of NZ was only just over 1 million people (it is 4 million now). Over the period of 1914-1918 over 100,000 troops and nurses left our shores to travel half way round the world to serve and fight. Of those 58,000 were either injured or killed, some of the highest death and injuries rates per capita. 10,000 of our horses were also sent over for the war effort with only 4 returning to the home of their birth. Next year, we will remember 100 years of the ANZACS serving together.