One last post for Anzac day.
Last year I wrote about The Nephews going off to France for the services at Villers-Bretoneux and the story behind Australia's ties to that little town. On the cover of today's The Weekend Australian was a lovely story.
There is a school in V-B that was rebuilt when, after the First World War, the children of Victoria each donated a penny. Every child. A single penny.
This school is the Ecôle Victoria, situated on Rue de Victoria, around the corner from Rue de Melbourne.
The children of the school are now raising money for the children of the bushfires in Victoria who have lost their schools.
'"We have not forgotten the Australians."
That is the simple message of Pauline Lefebore, 10, who beams with pride as she tells how she and her classmates in the French village are keeping a promise made long before they were born.
"You always have to keep your promises" says Pauline's friend, Cecile.'
Sometimes something very good comes from something so very bad.