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Remembrance Day Poppies Colours & their meanings

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Remembrance Day (11th of November) is the national Day of memorial to remember and honour all service men and women who fought in the First World War, following/recent wars and the ongoing plight of veterans.

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at 11am, the nation stops for one minute silent to commemorate when the armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany that brought the end of WW1.

Wearing a poppy on this day has become a popular tribute tradition that was originally inspired by the fields of poppies that grew where many of the battles were fought.

There has been a rise of different coloured poppies; including white, black, and purple. Each of the four different coloured choices represents a different charity/cause within the sub-genre of paying respects.

The RED poppy:-

The red poppy is the most famous symbol used to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in World War One and the wars that followed. The red poppy represents remembrance and hope and is connected to the Royal British Legion – a charity created by veterans of World War One.

The PURPLE poppy:-

The purple poppy also known as the “Animal poppy” is a memorial tribute remembering the service and sacrifices of all animals, great and small, that subsequently lost their lives in service; as well as honouring and recognising animals within the armed forces who bravely serve and work the frontline today.

Animals still continue to play a vital and significant role supporting and helping returning soldiers.

The WHITE poppy:-

The WHITE poppy pays tribute to those who died in conflict, but emphasises an ultimate commitment to achieving peace and challenging the way we look at war.

This one is the hallmark of the Peace Pledge Union.

The BLACK poppy:-

It is most commonly associated with the commemoration of black, African and Caribbean communities’ contribution to the war effort – as servicemen and servicewomen, and as civilians.

Happy Birthday Nelson

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A big Happy birthday to the powerhouse (BOSS) of Grande Florida Resort.

Your dedication and enthusiasm creates the very best atmosphere possible and radiates to our guests when they arrive to check in on their holidays.

The workplace would be seriously lacking without your bubbly personality brightening it up, day after day.

We can’t imagine what we would do around here without you!


From staff and guests, we wish you BOSS MAN a happy and wonderful birthday.

Paradise Country

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See the cutest, the cuddliest and the wildest baby animals these school holidays at Paradise Country. For a limited time only piglets, calves, lambs, kids, joeys, foals and chicks will be making a very special appearance.

Spring Sunrise and Sunsets:-

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Spring on the Gold Coast brings longer days, with the sun lasting from 5am to 6pm, ensuring you can make the most of your time.

Average Sunrise: 5:00 am
Average Sunset: 6:00 pm

Spring provides a unique weather climate, where the temperature is rising but the rainy days are not yet ready to set in.

Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is a day of honoring fathers, brothers, uncles, father-in-laws, husbands or any important male figure who has touched your life and the lives of many people, be it their own kids, somebody else’s kid, family, people they have mentored, people they have coached and the world at large.

On this Father’s Day; tell the deserving men in your life how much you love and adore them, how important they are and that these men will always have special place in your heart.

Let’s honour the dads who give everything to their families.

Happy Father’s Day – We celebrate you!

The Gold Coast Show

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Every year the Gold Coast Show hosts popular and traditional Show events featuring extraordinary fireworks displays, Australiana displays, show bags, wood chops, side show alley, visual arts and home crafts displays, along with stage shows, roving entertainment and a free entertainment package that changes each year.

VIVA Surfers Paradise 2019

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VIVA Surfers Paradise 2019
12th to 21st July 2019

Music legends live on at VIVA Surfers Paradise, Australia’s ultimate tribute artist festival.
With a family friendly program of free live performances and events over 10 days.
There’ll be all your favourite Viva fun including stellar performances by the best tribute artists, rock ‘n’ roll dancing, classic cars, and of course the ever-popular Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. Come dance, sing and relive the music, memories and moments of some of the world’s most iconic music legends, honoring the likes of Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Jim Morrison, Queen and the Blues Brothers.
See the full 2019 Viva Surfers Paradise program and experience Surfers Paradise take a step back in time.

Blues on Broadbeach

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The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival runs over four massive days bringing the best of Blues from all over the world to the Gold Coast.

Artists perform along the beachfront, in parks, streets, trendy venues with over 20 pop-up stages across the Broadbeach precinct.

The free festival has grown to become an event of international standing, boasting a stellar local and international line-up.

It’s has become an event highlighted on many locals and tourists calendars and is not to be missed.

Book your accomodation with us at Grande Florida Resort.

Don’t miss out on experiencing and attending this free Blues event.

Mothers Day

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Mum, Mom, Mother, Guardian Angel.

May we humbly say to all the mother’s out there “THANK YOU”.

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

It goes without saying that being a mother is one of the toughest jobs out there but not a day goes by that children young and old feels grateful for all the hard work and sacrifices that mothers across the world make for their families.

This Mother’s Day treat your mum to a weekend away or holiday with us at

Grande Florida Resort.

Have precious time spent with your mum and give your mum the gift of feeling like she is in an oasis paradise.

Your mum will feel rejuvenated after she relaxes and unwinds around our two lagoon swimming pools.

Book directly with us on 0755728111.

Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland

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Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

It includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, and it promotes conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. The park is commercially linked to Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild and Paradise Country as part of the theme park division of Village Roadshow.