Yesterday was Australia Day and wonderfully, also a public holiday. Don’t you just love a mid-week public holiday!
With a forced day away from the office we were in the mood to celebrate. Fortunately we were invited to our friends’ home for their annual Australia Day get-together. The teenagers didn’t join us of course, having soooooooo many other offers, but we took Alfie who is getting used to traveling with us like an only-child, and we arrived just after 12.
Alfie had such a great time throwing himself in and out of the pool and scampering down to the beach and playing with all the other boys etc that he forgot to eat anything. Carl thought that because we were able to walk home that that provided enough of an excuse to celebrate the Day with a few extra beers. And as for me, well, like Mary Poppins, I was just perfect!
I don’t know where the time went. We were clearly enjoying ourselves so much that we didn’t notice the hours slip by and suddenly it was well into the evening. That was when we felt we should make a polite exit or risk not being invited back in 2013.
And stay tuned for tomorrow’s post because I’ll be telling you all about the other reason we were celebrating yesterday. Very exciting stuff.
How do you celebrate your national day?