LIVE: AUSTRALIA DAY!

Australia day 2010

Australia day 2010 (Photo credit: Jon Ovington)

Australia Days historical back story is not of significance, what you must be aware of is the day’s events. It is a day designated solely for getting blind drunk alongside a gentle swim in one’s garden pool, or your neighbouring ocean.

Almost every town along the Gold Coast is hosting an array of festivities suited for families and children: goody bags, marching bands, games. For the more adult crowd bands are performing in the late-afternoon, but finish up at 8pm – I am told this short musical shift is because people are too drunk to continue anything further. Could the Irish have an opponent?

To be honest the whole thing has left me a little short of things to do other than consume wine, which I believe is being forced upon me due to the severe lack of entertainment on offer. Tomorrow Australia can also expect thunderstorms and floods (as opposed to bush fires this week) immediately narrowing down outdoor opportunities. There’s nothing like a rainy day to make you feel snug as a bug in bed. I never thought I’d enjoy the sound of rain – I mean EVER – but after the last few weeks of melting sunshine it has actually been quiet lovely to hear the drops bouncing off the iron roof top.

GAME PLAN

For Australia Day I will not be getting up at 6am but waking up naturally, merrily in dreamland – only to rise when and if I feel fit. The refreshed lay in will be followed by a few bottles of wine and a BBQ with Mr. Frenchy, Mr. Greek and Mr. Germany allowing the onslaught of international mayhem. Game on!

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY EVERYONE!  WHERE EVER YOU SHALL BE CONSUMING YOUR PLONK. X

 

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