Tomorrow, 26 January, is Australia Day and for the last few days fourbies, utes and cars in general have suddenly sprouted Australian flags. I have a flag sticker on the back window of the car, we have one in the back yard which is there all the time. We're nothing if not patriotic, us Aussies. Flags wave in profusion at the Australian Open Tennis, which is in progress at the moment...with Australian flags making a bold display.
Flags will be very much a part of tomorrow's Big Day Out rock concert, either carried, tattooed or as articles of clothing...big business, that. Seems everyone wants to show the flag in some way as t-shirts, boardies, bikinis or underwear. But wherever or however it's worn, it's lovely to see the young ones taking pride in their country's flag.
There will be barbecues, street parties and picnics at the beach. The latter is our choice this year. We've had barbecues and parties in years past so this year it's time for a change and that change will be the beach. Suzie (aka Flossy) has organised it and doled out food for us to prepare and bring. My job is bread rolls and non meat fillings.
I found some yummy 12 pack rolls at the supermarket and bought two...one of sesame seed rolls and the other multigrain. I'm slicing and cutting up tomatoes, onion, red capsicum; bought a big bag of various lettuce types and will boil eggs and mash up avocado with lemon juice to stop it going brown. My eldest daughter is bringing various meats. A granddaughter is making desserts and Flossy is bringing nibblies...dips, cheeses, crackers, etc. Others will be bringing stuff as well. We will have such a feast. We're all taking our own drinks and I bought a 2.5 litre drink esky and will fill that with iced water.
So, that will be our day. I'll take the camera and get some photos to show you. The weather forecast is for the odd shower, but who cares? The ocean's wet anyway...