For the benefit of those not from Australia – or those who ditched Australian History at school – each year on 26th January we celebrate Australia Day.
In short, this date marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet in 1788 (…for those who know me well, I’m singing John Williamson songs in my head as I type!)
For most Australians, this long weekend is a time for having a relaxing BBQ with family or friends, with some enjoying a cool drink at the same time – it’s also a day for welcoming our newest Australian citizens and commemorating some great achievers through the Australia Day Awards.
I am proud to be a member of the Australia Day Advisory Committee to my local council – and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the award recipients this year! I look forward to celebrating with you at the awards ceremony on Monday.
The other thing I’m looking forward to this weekend is…a guilty pleasure of mine…the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway! Yes, you read correctly – I’ve been going to watch the sprintcars in action since I was a little girl – and I still get a rush from the sights, the sounds and the smells!
How do you spend your Australia Day long weekend?