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?

3 comments:

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

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  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

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