Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Although it's already the 29th of January and not the 26th....which is actually Australia Day.....I want to wish all Australians a HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!! I'd also like to wish my nieces, Erin 25 today and Lisa 18 a Happy Birthday. They are sisters, and were born on the same day 7 years apart. I've been trying to get this post written since the 27th but we are experiencing a heat wave here at the moment and sitting at the computer has not been a priority.....as many here in South Australia will attest to keeping cool has been.

I thought a lot on Australia Day about what it means to me to be an Australian. One of the most important things is that I am blessed to live in FREE COUNTRY. To me a free country is a place where I can walk the streets in relative safety without anyone stopping me from doing that. A free country means that I can worship how, where and what I may. A free country means not being told where I can and can't live. A free country means being able to see my family. To be able to travel around and see all the beauty that this land holds.

On the Australia Day evening my 17 y/old daughter and I went to Civic Park which is the local community park outside the City offices, along with heaps of other residents. For Australia Day the council had organised entertainment, a free sausage sizzle, face painting for the kids, stilt walkers, jugglers, and acrobats.

They also held Australia Day Awards and handed out awards to people who had been nominated as having made an important contribution to the community. Most of these people were volunteers...and it's nice to see them recognised.

Here's my comfy little set up for the night, we picked a good spot right in front of the movie screen - Miss 17 lay on the ground on a rug. The grounds a bit too hard for me, and well Age before Beauty!!

The Castle

The movie that we saw that night was the Australian Movie The Castle. It is an excellent movie, very funny and with a great moral, but I was however a bit disappointed in the amount of bad language in certain parts of the movie. I don't quite understand why film makers feel the need to have so much bad language in otherwise good movies. Shame really.
All in all we had a great day and it was nice to get out and have some time with my youngest daughter and enjoy the celebrations that commemorate the birth of our Nation. I am so proud to be an Australian and to live in such a wonderful country.

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