I've just watched a sunset to rival this...
Hang on to your knickers, Brisbane, the Barmy Army has hit town!!
For those of you who are not in the know, the Ashes series is the annual cricket series between Australia and England. This weekend, there is a match here in Brisbane between these two teams and the Barmy Army (England supporters) has arrived in a vocal swarm! Apparently it has cost them $10,000 to get here and they plan to get their money's worth. These guys (and they are predominantly guys) plan to scream out insults including the word "convict". However, what they don't know is that, although Australia started off as a penal colony, there is a certain cachet nowadays in having an ancestor who was a convict. So, sorry Poms, the word "convict" is not an insult, rather a compliment to a country that was founded on blood, sweat and tears, literally!! Was England thus founded???
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi!!
(Oops, sorry! Forgot the Bundy rum!!)