Today was spent doing a number of true Australian things.
:: I spent the day in the garden among the native Callistemon's, Grevillia's and Ficofolia's.
:: I also spent the day swatting away about a gazillion flies (yes, really). What is with these awful flies here that just sit on and stick to your face!?
:: I drank some fine Aussie beer
:: I baked lamingtons
:: I listened to Triple J's Hottest 100
:: I had a counter meal. Pronounced "Cowna" Meal
:: I watched the Australian Open
But, I will tell you what I won't be doing. Wearing an Australian flag around my shoulders...
Well, again. Probably.
But, in all seriousness, today is a day I truly give thanks that I can live in this beautiful country. That I can live and raise my children freely. That we have been blessed with opportunities and basic rights that other's have not been blessed with.
And while I will always call New Zealand home, Australia is home now too.
Happy Australia Day