Those of you with long memories may remember that Elizabeth wrote a 100-word travel highlight version of this story back in 2018. It came second in the competition and is featured in the 2019 Edition of Travel Stories and Highlights.
You can now read her expanded version, entitled Poppies in the Battlefield, by clicking here.
Elizabeth has lived in Australia all her life. She is happily married, a mother of two, grandmother of five and devoted assistant to one very bossy tortoiseshell cat named Lucy. Her working career began as a speech pathologist and later morphed into the totally unrelated field of retail manager in a university science centre and planetarium.
Travel has always been a focus and yes – there has always been a bucket list. This was brought into stark relief when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and following treatment, a travel timetable began to take shape. Guam was first, followed quickly by European and North American adventures. Illness nudged another long-held interest to the fore and Elizabeth began chronicling her trips with extensive photography, promising herself she would also write about her exploits.