i think this is my first ever australia day party (housemates may correct me) - very exciting! amazing what being on the other side of the world does for yr nationalism. . .
winifred and her partner hosted cos they have a verandah and a barbeque (and also they are lovely like that) and we had a barbie for australia day! i found out how to webstream the hottest 100, which was kickarse, triple j's hottest 100 being the only australia day tradition i have always observed. at one point they said a big hello to all the expats having parties and we had a little cheer. huzzah! i brought fairy bread cos these poor people have never had it and i felt the need to alleviate this cultural deprivation. it got a mixed response.
i also explained about the invasion day thing and they were interested in that. apparently canada day is a celebration of federation, except they call it something else. can't remember what. it was a big deal though, cos of uniting the french and british settlements. FLQ explained. she knows good history.
it was only a small gathering, but i feel special and loved. i have nice photos of ppl, but can't put them up, so here is the view from winifred and boy's verandah. speccy, huh? they're kind of on the other side of that big river/bay i keep photographing from school.
beautiful sunny day, very soothing. still cold, but.