25.04.2016 - 01.05.2016
ANZAC DAY in Ottawa 2016! What a cool thing to be a part of. It was held at the War Museum downtown. In our lovely (so flattering…not) SD uniforms it was onto the bus and down to the museum. It was great to not have to be up and ready for a dawn parade, the Aussies were organising it and so it started at 0900. The service was lovely, the wreaths were beautiful and there were PIES!!! The Canadians were loving them, after they got over the fact that they weren’t filled with apple and berries. There was Vegemite and Anzac bikkies, can’t complain!
Here’s the whole NZ contingent, including the high commissioner – surprisingly a lot of random Navy officers lurking around Ottawa.
Here’s my PO (Petty Officer) isn’t he a doppleganger for…. RAMON DAVIS??????????!!!! I’ve told him he can be my work dad haha.
The War Museum is huge!
It was time to try cutting back on all the sugary treats that Canada has to offer and try a new way of eating – Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). It’s been fun researching, instagramming and pinteresting for new meal ideas..
It was back to the War Museum to have a proper look around. Defence wins = free entry, and the cashier offering to buy me a drink! The exhibitions were really well set out and covered heaps. http://www.warmuseum.ca/
There was a huge open area with an array of tanks, armoured vehicles, field hospital vans, ship deck guns, submarine torpedo's.. you name it! Great for a bit of weekend recognition practice. There was a special concrete enclosed area with a tomb of an unknown soldier and a place to sit and reflect.
Sunday, Gem and I were invited out to brunch to catch up with our Army friends doing another course here in Ottawa. They chose a very hipster joint, which served drinks in mason jars and didn’t serve milkshakes – but did serve booze!
The bathrooms were something off Pinterest – just beautiful, but little did I know a disaster had occurred right under my nose! Cue missing jersey… and upon checking behind the door.. I noticed it had fallen off my bag and was ¾ in the loo.. RIP jersey!!
A fun bit of shopping in the arvo and found this hilarious puffer skirt.. who would have thought!!!