Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Australia Day 2019

Hey everyone, today's post was meant to come out on Saturday but I never got around to it. I figured I would postpone Friday's post til Saturday so I could cover Australia Day which is on January 26th.

Honestly, there isn't as much to talk about as I would have hoped. After seven Australia Day's spent in the UK, I've started to feel like there isn't any point in me celebrating Australia Day anymore. No one in the UK even knows what it is or when it is and so it just feels like I'm being a sad little person who's trying to act Australian for the day. I had vegemite on toast of breakfast, wrapped an Australian flag around me and dressed the kids in Aussie themed tops that my sent over. It felt like I was just trying to hard to make the day relevant. It's hard to celebrate it properly because it's winter over here. Australia Day back home usually consists of family and friends getting drunk around a BBQ and listening to Triple J's hottest 100 countdown. We dress up with Aussie flags wrapped around us or green and gold face paint and decorate our houses with Aussie themed decor. It's a fun day for almost everyone. I can't do most of that here because, 1) it's not summer so we can't go outdoors for a BBQ and 2) it's not a national holiday over here so I can't just throw a party during the week because most people will be at work. I've tried to find my own way to celebrate it but honestly, this year I just felt a bit tragic. I said to myself that next year I'll either celebrate Australia Day properly, or I won't celebrate it at all. I guess we won't know until next year though.

But anyway, that was our Australia Day. Dressing up and eating vegemite on toast. Flynn tried vegemite for the first time and he seemed to enjoy it. He ate the entire slice of toast at least. The Aussie gene is strong in him.

Until next time,
Alli xo
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