Tuesday 25 January 2011

Australians all

Tomorrow is Australia Day. A day off to celebrate. We almost always have a BBQ with Triple J's Hottest 100 in the background, well we have for the past decade or so. Tomorrow will be no different.

As I type, the pavlova is in the oven. I filled the fridge with nibbles and drinks this morning. Iceblocks in the freezer as it's supposed to be a stinker tomorrow, so I'm sure they'll be some iceblock action under the sprinkler. A typical backyard barbie. I can't think a better way to spend a day at the end of January.

Many years ago, I went to an Invasion Day event at La Perouse, where we were the only white people. I don't really know why I went, I must have been in one of my 'change-the-world' phases. It was strangely quite a celebratory day with music, dancing, stalls and Dagwood Dogs. Not unlike a local fete.

In 1988, the bicentenary, I camped at Cremorne Reserve with the family so we could guarantee a spot to see the Tall Ships, Ferry Race and fireworks on the harbour. I didn't sleep a wink wedged between a sandstone boulder and drunk people blowing horns all night.

Still the backyard barbie is still my favourite way to spend the day.

How do you celebrate Australia Day?


  1. We hold our biggest ever party - usually the night before. But am not this year because of Mr Woog's absence :-(

  2. This year Australia day is just going to be hubby & me at home with a bbq meal of fish & prawns, with lots of booze to wash it down with & just generally chilling

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

  3. Happy Australia Day!!


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