So, how did you spend Anzac Day? I mean, apart from being bombarded on every channel with war stories and live cross-overs.
See, at the risk of sounding horrid, I am sort of over it. I don't mean any disrespect, but I can only take so many war stories in one week. And lets face it, we do get a week of it. Every channel, every day.
I admit, some of the stories are quite interesting, like the one about the Australian Submarine last night on ABC. But surely other stuff happens worthy of the news reporting.
Having said that, it is great to see the kids now getting on board. It's great that they have an understanding of what these brave men and women did for our country. Well, men I guess, but it is tragic that they died fighting someone else's war. It is also good that now, almost 100 years later, the countries involved have moved on and put the past behind them to form new alliances. There doesn't seem to be too many that are not prepared to shake hands and let bygones be bygones. It must be very difficult to forget that the Japanese, German, Soviet and Korean people at some time or another all had guns pointed at our people.
But I think we should all be focusing on peace now. Yeah, like that'll ever happen!
Anyway, today I made a batch of vanilla fudge (that was too sugary but still tasty), a batch of peanut brittle (that I put the baking soda in too early and it too went sugary like fudge) and a batch of (naturally) Anzac biscuits (some of which got a little darker than they should due to chatting over the fence with the daughter of my deceased neighbour).
Add to that the steak that for some reason the pepper seasoning got a little burned on (which didn't affect the taste of the meat, but the fumes made me cough and sneeze).
All in all, a great gastronomical disaster of a day!
So what did YOU do today?