I saw this on Jocelyn's blog this morning, you will find her here , and wondered how I had missed seeing it here in new Zealand. Newfoundlanders were the only North Americans to fight with our New Zealanders and the Australians at Gallipoli. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment marks this event each year, and in 2021, the bands of both forces, one in Newfoundland , and one here in new Zealand, linked up together to make an outstanding video. The piece is " Invercargill", a march composed by Alex Lithgow, and named after his home town , the most southern city here in NZ.
Here is the link to watch and listen to the combined bands perform. Modern internet miracles transform our lives across the oceans.
I had to swipe, then open the link,
Photo courtesy of the Internet, The New Zealand Army Band, taken at forecourt of Parliament, Wellington, at the swearing in ceremony of the Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, 31st August 2011.
Life continues slowly, no visitors, no going out, a walk to the mailbox is getting easier. and friends and family continue to phone, and do a grocery shop for us. Day 6 yesterday, symptoms still lingering, but this morning I am hoping for a better day. Hugh has been the main chef, and excelled himself each night with dinner served, pots rinsed, I am so thankful, grateful, and relieved that he has been able to do this, if left to me it might be a banana and yoghurt!!!!
And this morning, after 8 days , coffee actually tasted like it should, even though that delicious aroma was absent .
Quotation of the day, from Herbert Hoover ,
" Freedom is the open window through which pours
the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity "
Greetings from Jean.