Brisbane, QLD


Monday, January 28, 2019

OOPS TIME GETS AWAY FROM ME

It was Australia Day on 26th January.  We had a celebration party in the village hall. The residents organised Australian Food, Australian Games and an Australian Trivia session. There were also Competitions. where residents showcased their amazing talents.

So some of the Aussie food included meat pies and tomato sauce, Lamingtons (sponge squares coated in chocolate and coconut,) Pavlova and I can see some cup cakes coloured yellow and green our country's sports colours.

Our friends Eric and Gwen, who lent me the motorised scooter. Eric enjoying a Lamington.

 There were many games. This one is horse racing and there was throwing the thong (rubber sandal) into a bucket.

 There were also competitions. We organised a Photography competition and Gay won the "Peoples Choice".
Bill won the T-Shirt competition.

Julie won the overall photo competition. We made a power point presentation of all the entries and showed it on the TV. There were many other competitions too including, Art, Craft, and Cooking.
It was a fun event. 

26 comments:

  1. The more I see of your life the more I enjoy it!

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  2. Your retirement village sounds pretty damn good. What fun.

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  3. That was a happy Australia Day for everyone>

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  4. How inconvenient, the crutches keeping you from carrying your camera. It is fun to see how you celebrate Australia Day. I would definitely like to try those Lamingtons! I’m off to look up how a dessert got that name.

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  5. it is good to see you standing up even with the boot. had not thought about the camera problems, that would break my heart. food looks good and I can see all were having a wonderful time.

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  6. Hello, Happy belated Australia Day. The celebration looks like fun, especially the games and food. Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

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  7. Time may have gotten away from you, but it looks as if you had a great Australia Day celebration.

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  8. Too much fun to have time for blogging. Looks great.

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  9. Happy Belated Australia Day..... Looks like you all had a GREAT time with the group... You certainly have made a new life for yourselves in that new home/area. I am so happy for you... Hope your ankle is healing well.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. You are keeping busy and having fun and I’m glad somebody else is recording it for you until you are back to normal. We do a lot of fun stuff here in our winter resort, but I never get good pictures. I should try harder.

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  11. Having fun on Australia Day. Wonderful.

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  12. Oh what a lot of fun all these games and being creative. Good you had Julie to make the pictures but I bet you would have loved to make them. Hopefully soon

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  13. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again.. you guys certainly know how to have fun Diane 😀

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  14. Glad to read you are back into fun activities back at home, Diane. Your community does host the most fun get togethers!

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  15. so glad you are getting around and didn't have to miss this fun looking event.

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  16. It looks like a lot of fun was had.
    Thanks for sharing the photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  17. You're partying even with a broken ankle! Looks like a fun time - everyone is grinning.

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  18. You do seem to have a lot of fun at your village. Love all the game and great food :)

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  19. It looks like a great gang of folk at the village. Fabulous meals too. You're doing well Diane. Cheers!

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  20. Sounds like lots of fun. Keep well t'other Diane

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  22. Always fun to celebrate something ! I see you are standing on your feet ! Is your leg getting better ?

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