Today is Australia Day, celebrating Captain Arthur Phillip planting the British flag in Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788. Arthur Phillip arrived with eleven ships of convicts and soldiers and started the first European settlement where Sydney now stands. He became Governor of the eastern half of Terra Australis called the colony of New South Wales. Little regard was given to the aboriginal population.
This weekend we were also celebrating the homecoming of Carol and David from London and the imminent birth of Sonya's baby.
Breakfast (muesli and fruit salad) on the balcony with......
....from left to right, Bernie, Bill, Carol and Sonya (David was at his parents house)
Sonya, a happy mother to be. (My baby having a baby)
It is a very hot, long weekend. (35C/95F)