Friday, 26 January 2018

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY



Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussie bloggers. I know back on love our lurkers day a few of you ventured out to say G'day.




Seriously with a continent the size of Australia  7.692 million km² and a population of  24,931,182  people there has to be more spankos living in this sunny land besides Don and myself.

So C'mon Aussie C'mon C'mon



Hope you all enjoy celebrating our special day with a bbq with family and friends. Some delicious bbq lamb followed by a lamington or pavlova, what more could an Aussie ask for?  My Bear has made me some delicious gluten free lamingtons.

Delicious


Maybe a bit of beach cricket.



Sipping a cold drink under a beach umbrella


My Country - Poem by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon,
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops,
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the rainbow gold,
For flood and fire and famine
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze ...

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand
though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

**

One of my favourite songs Peter Allen  'I still call Australia home.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ6br27TaM

And another favourite 'Straya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0

So don't be shy I would love to meet all you Aussie spankos. Its not that hard to say G'day to me is it?

28 comments:

  1. Maybe we can get down under some day (better move quickly, ages being what they are). I'd be delighted to meet you, if we ever do. So, here's to the best for you!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to say G'day Bernie, nice to meet you. It would be cool if you came down under at some stage. Where are you roughly?
      Lindy

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  2. G'day...I hope to visit your part of the world some day...hope you celebrated in style...hugs abby

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    1. That would be wonderful Abby, if so call into my area I'd love to meet you and show you around.
      We are going to celebrate in style for sure.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  3. Im near enough to come visit but funds!!
    Hope i make it there one day and happy australia day to u!

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    1. Thank you Fondles. I know air fares are so costly. Hope you do make it down here one day.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. Hi Lindy, Hope you and Bear have a fun day!
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Thank you Jan, Its been a wonderful day.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  5. Happy Australia day to you and Bear. I had to look up lamingtons, they do sound delicious. Have a great day and weekend.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thank you Ronnie, yes lamingtons are so good. Pity I can't send you one.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  7. G'day and Happy Australia Day to you and Bear Lindy. I hope you had a wonderful day.

    I have only crossed the ditch once to Queensland. Definitely should plan another trip! Btw we know where the pavlova originated :) (sorry, I just had to lol).

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. G'day Roz, would be nice to meet up with you if you travel across the ditch again. I'll show you around our little town.
      Haha yes there has always been a bit of a thing about the originality of the good old pav.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  8. Lindy, that is such a beautiful poem! I just love it - especially the "sunburnt" country and waiting for the rains. Just lovely. Happy Australia Day to you! The BBQ sounds delicious. Too cold for that here!

    I could not access the song from your link, but I googled it, and it is quite a poignant song.

    Sending Salutations and Hugs Down Under,
    Ella

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    1. G'day Ella, I remember having to recite that poem in school many moons ago. Its always been one of my favourites. Beautiful weather here at the moment.
      I didn't think those links worked. Not sure how to rectify that though.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  9. Hi Lindy! :) Happy Australia Day to you and Bear! I hope that you have/had a lovely day! That food looks yummy! So glad that you are enjoying such gorgeous weather!

    LOVE the poem that you shared. Beautiful! I hope that one day Rob and I can visit Australia. Rob has always wanted to view the stars from there. :) Bucket list for sure! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie xoxo

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    1. G'day Katie, I remember you telling me in an email Rob wants to view the stars down here. Whenever I'm outside around 3am with the puppies nature call, I stand there viewing them and thinking of you. Some nights it takes my breath away how many stars are visible.
      Hope you can make it down here one day and come to visit us.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  10. Happy Oz Day to us,
    and at last we beat the poms at cricket. And what a day it was; hot, crowded beaches, lots of barbies (not the doll) and fireworks (my favourite). Hope you and Bear had a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi don, cheeky, you always beat us!Hope you had fun today.
      love Jan, xx

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    2. Happy Oz Day Don, We did have a wonderful day with a barbie and beautiful sunshine. There was a terrible accident here though with a paraglider crashing onto rocks below the cliffs. So that dampened everyone's spirits a bit. Apart from that it was fun.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  11. Happy Australia Day to you! I have no idea what you're eating but if you're happy, I'm happy for you!

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    1. G'day PK, Oh you should try a lamington, they are delicious. Its a vanilla cake, covered in chocolate and coconut.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  12. Woo hoo! Lindy, I want to try a lamington on Australia Day too! Have a wonderful weekend enjoying all of the festivities.
    Amy

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    1. G'day Amy, you and Eric will have to come down one Australia Day to share lamingtons and a barbie with us.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  13. Happy Australia Day. Love your pics here and on that other social media site. Hope it was a great day.

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    1. Thank you Sunny, it was and still is a wonderful long weekend. Many things to do over the festival down here.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  14. Hope you had a good time, Lindy. Love the poem.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you Rosie, it has been wonderful. Except today is too hot to go out anywhere. Almost 40c/104f. Do you have a saying over there Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun, or Is it just a saying over here?
      Will send you some to melt you nasty white stuff. LOL!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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