Happy Australia Day!
Today is our national holiday, a day to give thanks for our wide brown land.
As is our custom, I began the day singing patriotic songs with my ladies choir:
at a Citizenship Ceremony for a large number of new citizens from all corners of the globe.
It is always heart-warming, and we enjoy seeing the happiness of the candidates as they take the Oath of Alliegance, and receive their Certificates of Citizenship.
Little Aussie has been with us for the Aus-Day weekend...
wearing his Aussie flag shorts...
and playing cowboys in a vest we acquired years ago in Fort Worth, Texas.
He is always a delight, and now enchants us using lots of three or four syllable words - naturally he is gifted :)
We have been in the pool today - the perfect Australia Day activity.
The colours of our flag are of course, red, white and blue.
I am wearing my blue lace Christmas top, and these
new little sandals which have come to live with us.
Mr C now calls me his Little Centipede...
Aussie brought his virtual pet bird, which we gave him for Christmas.
He calls him Greenie, which I must admit lacks originality..
but then, he's only five...
As a nation, we are a little greedy in the National Colour stakes,
also claiming the green/gold combination, especially for sporting uniforms.
For our annual Australia Day neighbourhood street party and barbeque,
I made a green/yellow rice salad:
We had a perfect end to a busy day, sitting around in the evening cool on the street where we usually drive our cars!
Have a great week