Today we celebrate Australia – the land of budgee smugglers, beer, kangaroos, koalas, surfers, and crocodile.s
Obviously there’s so much more than that to Australia, but I do love the simplicity of some of the stereotypes. Or icons. (I thnk icon is a better word here actually.)
Some of the things I love about this land’s people:
They tend to be unpretentious.
They are sports fanatics. (Not that I can relate to this one, but I do love the fanfare and camaraderie that comes with it.)
They love to be outside.
They work hard.
The relax well.
They call strangers “mate”.
Tehy take breaks adn have chats adn call them “cuppas”.
They are good at hospitality.
They gravitate to beaches adn parks for every single public holiday.
They use funny words like “smoko” or “servo” or anything shortened with an “o” on the end.
They call children things like “love” and “darling” and “possum” and “sausage”.
They have weird sayings and chants like “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi!”
They make men like my husband. (Score! Big time!)
I’m grateful to be in this nation, celebrating our good life in this great land.
“Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free!”
Happy Australia Day!
Q for you: If you’ve not yet been to Australia, what comes to mind when you think of the Land Down Under?