Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter/ ANZAC Weekend

Hampden War Memorial Hall
Unfortunately ANZAC day falls this year on Easter Monday. This means that we are getting only one day off. Over in Aussie the government has declared a 5 fay weekend rather than the 4 day that we get.  There is a lot of bitchin and whining on this side of the Tasman. It would be nice to have another day but financially we need to have the school up to full capacity over the school holidays.  For us school holidays are a time when we can double our turnover so that is good for the business and for the local teachers who can pick up some more coin. Right now we are up in Hampden at my Mum's house. The girls are off riding horses, Mari is upstairs practicing the violin and Nanna is slaving away in the kitchen preparing lunch.  Joanne (my older sister) has been n Hampden for the last week looking after our kids and visiting my mum.  It has worked out really well for us in Dunedin because we have been child-free for a while. The kids are coming back to Dunedin with us tomorrow afternoon after the ANZAC service in the Hampden hall. (it looks like it will be too rainy to have it at the Hampden memorial.  This will be the first ANZAC day that the kids and I have not attended and Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Dunedin

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