Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Australia Day xx

Hope all the Aussie blog reading and writing contingent had a marvellous Australia Day. We spent ours in style with a picnic lunch at the beautiful Cataract Gorge - Gorge-ous! Steve my fine brother-in-law became an Australian Citizen last year (he is from the 'Motherland') - so this was his first Australia Day flying the green and gold. In honour of his new found nationality... he got to cut the Pavlova. We almost revoked his citizenship rights when he pointed out that the pav was from NZ... we had to set him straight by explaining that it is a great Aussie tradition to claim famous kiwis as our own (Crowded House, Russell Crowe and Pharlap)... get with the programme Stevie!After fighting off aggressive pav seeking peacocks we headed for the water. Edie donned her swimmers for a dip in the pool with Uncle Grae Grae...
and I got to finish these thank you cards for my sis and her beau .. you see they got engaged, had a party and now want to send a little thank you card... so I got lino cutting and came up with this...

But now the family from across the Straight have boarded and airplane and jetted back to their real lives in Melbourne. It all feel just a little bit empty in our wonky house...

2 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That sounds like a fabulous Australia Day. (PS. wasn't there a question about the pav's origin on the citizenship test?!).

red bamboo said...

Hi hon, that pavlovla was lookin'good! Glad to hear it was warm enough for a dip in the cataract pool. Am bringing my swimmers just in case. Love the aprons, bibs and coffee mug!
See you on the 7th! Yay!!