It’s Australia Day today so I thought I would jot down all that I loved about growing up Down Under…….
Paper bags of mixed lollies from the milk bar
Hopscotch & Elastics
Outdoor Swimming Carnivals
My beloved Freshie Beach!
Going to the beach after school
School closures because it was too hot!
Cray Fish on the BBQ
Christmas morning on the beach
The smell of rain after a stinking hot day
Gecko’s in the garage
Blue Tongue Lizards in the garden
Red-Back spiders nesting in the outdoor furniture
Lots of pets!
Outdoor school assemblies
The sound of Galah’s, Kookaburras & Cockatoos at sunset
The sound of Lorikeets in the morning
The smell of the Aussie Bush – nothing beats it!
Picking oysters off the rocks and eating them fresh
Giggling with my sister
Surf Life Saving Carnivals
Outback horse riding
A summer storm
Sunshine in July
The smell of Jasmin on a hot breeze
Collecting pipi’s & eating them fresh with butter & garlic. YUM!
I could go on and on and on…………..
I might have developed a rather strong English accent and not be able to find my way easily about parts of Sydney these days, but I am still an Aussie Girl at heart!
Happy Australia Day. xx
* I took the picture above of my Niece on the beach last August – it was the middle of winter!