Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ANZAC 25.4.13

Jill and Ethel have arrived at the Anzac service that is going to be held this morning.  They are given a programme and go and sit down one two of the many white plastic seats that have been set up for this service.

This year, after the service the children present were given a metal pin of a pukeko wearing an army lemon squeezer hat with the words; REMEMBER THEM HAMILTON NZ 1914- 1918.

Jill pins the metal pin of the pukeko onto the front of her dress.  Back at Kowhai Corner Jill shows Serene and Thelma her new pukeko Anzac pin.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Marmite is available again

Ethel and Jill can’t get the lid off quick enough to have marmite on their hot crumpets!

Marmite became available in the supermarkets on the 20th March 2013. I brought a jar of marmite on Tuesday because the shelf was always empty when I went to the supermarket. The Sanitarium factory was damaged in the Christchurch earthquake and marmite production was suspended for about 12 months. There was damage to a cooling tower at the company’s Christchurch factory which rendered the nearby marmite building unsafe.