26.1.11

australia day & a *good life wednesday* with a beach cottage...

g'day....
it's australia day....
january 26...
& i'm linking up with all things *oz* at a *beach cottage* ...
for "Good life Wednesday"...the Australia Day cut...




sitting here in our english village....temps on the walk to school this morning still hovering at zero..
i smiled...it's australia day...
the kiddos...all three...even the cool H.S gal wore their flags proudly on their hands today....
tattoos at breakfast...weetbix & tattoos...how patriotic & proud are we....


so for "Australia Day Good life Wednesday" i am reflecting on all things simple & homely...
maps of australia & maps of england...
the two forever linked in our family life...
english prose...
& strings of hearts...
i saw a wonderful heart creation on the gorgeous blog that is *the ramblings of dottie angel*...
*tiff* used book pages & wrapping paper...
we used photocopied pages from a vintage school atlas picked up at a car boot sale...
& an oxfam 50 pence paper back of an old tale...
i think *tiff* created this with valentines day in mind...
so we whipped up one here....
today it's for Australia...
& our love of our country back home...


sometimes we need to just stop & really think about what our life holds...
for us here in the english countryside...
as australians abroad...
it holds adventure...friendships...travel...life experiences...cultural awareness...
&
our wonderful day to day life...
we will forever leave a part of our heart & soul in ol'blighty...
but we are australian by birth right & attitude...
& today is a day to celebrate being australian...
to...think of lamingtons...
to...make fairybread...
to...remember our aboriginal community...
to...throw on a c.d of fantastic aussie music...
& to just reflect on a good life...



happy australia day 2011

go here to see how Oprah fell in love with our beautiful country

{to check out the above aussie goodies for australia day click on each..
lamingtons...fairybread...aboriginal community & aussie music...click above}


thanks sarah for a hosting this special  *Good life Wednesday*






16 comments:

  1. Ah, Miss Melissa, I love this post. I am so fascinated at how you manage to raise your kiddos with a blend of both heritages in such a delightful way. I do wish you could have shared some of my home-made pavlova with hand-picked raspberries today...J x

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  2. Oh, and loving the new blog header photo, BTW. J x

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  3. Happy Australia Day! I'm so dumb: I always see bloggers making decorations out of pages of old books, but never did it myself because I couldn't bear to cut them up...I can't beleive it never occurred to me to photocopy them!!

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  4. Happy Australia Day to you Melissa - scorcher here in Sydney with a weird sea haze that engulfed the city - perfect though! Love an Australia day that is hot and spent in the pool! Hope you are keeping warm. Leanne x

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  5. Happy 'Stralia day Laura.
    We celebrated with a bbq, snags and filled the esky with drinks? (How did I do with my Aussie words?)
    Lovely to hear that you all marked the day too. x

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  6. Lovely tribute to your homeland!
    Love the hearts.
    Happy Australia Day!

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  7. I dont think I could have put it any better myself...and am so glad you felt it in Spirit and celebrated on the other side of the globe..its in the blood..what can we say hey? ;)
    Watching the Oprah special only made me realise even more just how lucky we...our children up to grow up in such a beautiful place with so much freedom and opportunity.

    Hope all is well in your world lovely x

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  8. Lovely decor! Have a wonderful Australia Day! Kellie xx

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  9. Congratulations!

    Have a nice day!
    *Tasiaa

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  10. .... and I love your hearts!!

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  11. What a lovely post Melissa! Enjoy celbrating Australia Day with your family! Fun stuff these cute hearts!! Let us in on what you eat to celebrate!! hugs, Cathy

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  12. Hi lovely friend, typing away here being sick, but had to check in what was going on in Blogland, and it's Australia day! You can tell I have still so much to learn about Oz, I have no clue what all the things are what you wrote about (lamingtons and fairybread?) You see, I've got to learn more, go and see for myself.
    Oh, before I love you and leave you, your headerphoto is gorgeous!
    (Stop by me tomorrow, little first time give away). Big hugs, not too close or you will catch some, bye hon!
    Maureen x

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  13. I love your hearts, what a beautiful way to celebrate. Megan xx

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  14. I've just missed Australia day but it seems we're onto the same theme anyway. hearts and books.
    Here's a big pot of vegemite to you dearie :)
    A

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  15. G'Day, G'Day fellow Aussie chick far from home, happy Aussie Day (belated, sorry about that)...hope it was a good one. Ours was full of lamingtons & lamb, marshmellow pavlova & vegemite sandwiches...oi, oi, oi...and the kids even had zinc on their noses! Love it. Cheers and all the best. Alisonx ps. love the new header pic @ words, very nice.

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  16. Happy Australia Day to Melissa and family! I love your hearts, they look so cheery and I love the idea of photo copying pages of a vintage school atlas... and the atlas idea is just perfect for you, the world traveler! Hope you all had fun celebrating your special day!

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