Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!!!

Happy Australia Day dear blog friends!

Historically, 26 January marks the day when Captain Arthur Phillip and entourage first stepped onto Australian soil in 1788. These days, along with celebrating that "first landing", we also celebrate what it means to be Australian, to be an Aussie!

There are lots of things that signify "being Australian", but here are the characteristics that I consider make ME essentially Aussie (in no particular order):
  • I have freedom.
  • I am multicultural.
  • I am eager to help those in need.
  • I am friendly.
  • I have a dry sense of humour, and can laugh at (or make fun of) anything.
  • I am ready to take on anything life throws at me.
  • Friendships or "mateships" are important to me.

And now, for a bit of fun, here are some things that I'm kind of lacking with respect to being a true blue Aussie:
  • I don't like beer. Or vegemite for that matter.
  • Thongs (or flip-flops to you Northern Hemisphere readers!) are not my ideal choice of footwear.
  • I can handle not going to a beach every weekend.
  • Sports do not particularly interest me, especially cricket or rugby (oh shock horror!!)
  • I don't drive a ute. Or a Holden. Or Ford.
To all my Aussie friends, have an absolutely fantastic Australia Day!! Try not to melt in today's heat! LOL



Jo said...

Happy Australia Day Winnie, you've described yourself well and in my book you are definately a true Aussie! Have a great day Jo xx

misteejay said...

Happy Australia Day Winnie. Have a wonderful day.

Toni xx

Amanda said...

Happy Australia Day. It's very spooky as I'm reading a book at the moment that is based around those first landings and settlements. Have a great day.

Dee . . . . . said...

Happy Australia Day Winnie!!

Would you be so kind as to send some of the heat my way - its freezing here !!

Sandra said...

Happy Australia Day Winnie ... I was thinking of you this morning, along with my family out in Perth when it came on the radio to say it was Australia Day :) Yup, I agree with you, I think you've described yourself perfectly :) ... Have fun xxx

Lisa said...

Hope you had a great day Winnie:-D

Hope things are going well with you and life is good


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