Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Alana, April and Rachel are going to the Anzac parade and service to remember the New Zealand soldiers who fought in the wars and did not return home.

"To those who fought and have fallen."

Alana, Abigail and Rachel are sitting in front of the programme for the 10 am service on 25.4.12.

ANZAC DAY 25.4.11

Annabelle and Edna attended the Anzac service in 2011 and took their poppies.

After the 2010 Anzac service Thelma and Serene laid their poppies down in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives at war.

                                                    ANZAC DAY 25.4.07

Woody, the cat followed Alana and Annabelle to the Anzac Day service.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summer Helping Hands Meeting 2012

The Hitty girls are having their meeting at the end of the January summer holidays. Yasmin is the leader and she has taken along a new sign that they can use when they are in the hall and when they are out helping in the community they can take it with them if it is suitable. The Hitty girls like the new sign better than the previous one.

Yasmin asks the group if they have any ideas on how they can help the community this year. Yasmin tried to organise some of the Hitty girls to take the young children to the pool complex during the holidays but she could never find enough helpers for that idea to eventuate.

Annabelle and Tricia went to an Australian Wildlife Park during the holidays.  Before the meeting Tricia asked Yasmin  if she could show her photos and share about the visit to the group.Yasmin has consented and added that all the Hitty girls like animals.

The first photo she shows is of a crocodile. The crocodile is a large tropical reptile with a broad head and tapering snout with massive jaws and a thick outer covering of bony plates. In the enclosure is  a statue of Steve Irwin in memory of his adventures with he had with the crocodiles and other wildlife animals when he was alive.

At the Australian Wildlife Park there was an enclosure where you could pat the wallaby and Koala… that is if you could reach the Koala in the tree.

They saw a big frog, (or is it a cane toad?) and a platypus swimming in the stream.

Annabelle was delighted to see a blue penguin.

They had a good view of the turtle when it swam by the waters edge.

They admired the brass sculpture of two birds by the exit gate.
Yasmin thanked Tricia for showing the group her photos. The meeting ended with afternoon tea of  cinnamon and sugar donuts, orange juice, cup of tea or a drink of milk.