Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia


Monday, January 27, 2020

AUSTRALIA DAY FUN

We celebrated Australia Day in the village. It started by one couple decorating their car and used a blow up doll for a cricket player. Everyone knows Aussies are mad about cricket. A friend helped and supplied the song to blare from the car as it slowly traversed the streets of the village. 'C'mon Aussie C'mon". Then we had lunch and games in the community centre.
 Our flag is red, white and blue but our sporting colours are green and gold. Go figure.


 We are encouraged to dress up. We arrived early to take photos .

Soon the hall filled with residents, friends and family.

Our visiting cricketer named Dennis Road, made himself comfortable at the bar.

 Our volunteer bar crew are loads of fun.







We had traditional fare for lunch. Sausage and onions in bread with tomato sauce, damper and lamingtons.


Damper

 Dennis Road, the cricketer, went to get his lady friend called Elle Ments to come and enjoy the fun at Elements Retirement Village on Dennis Road, Springwood.
On the right Kevin is proud of the lamingtons, that he made even though he is a pommy.

We had a thong throwing competition. See the yellow thong in the air. We call flip flops, thongs. A good time was had by all.

19 comments:


  1. I see that it was fun, you had a great time, I like these costumes.

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  2. Happy Australia day Looks like you had a lot of fun

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  3. Great fun by all by the look of it.

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  4. This is so odd for me up north. The names of the food and i am glad you explained the "thong" as that has a different meaning in the USA. YOu all look like you had a really fun time, except the masks sort of creeped me out.

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  5. You guys sure know how to have fun Diane 😊

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  6. Hello, looks like a fun way to celebrate Australia Day! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  7. LOL, it sounds like you had a fabulous time with lots of fun. Enjoy your week t'other Diane

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  8. you have had so much fun since you moved in the village and continue to amaze me with all that you do. looks like a lot of fun to me... I might do better tossing thongs than horseshoes. a little lighter...

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  9. A great day then had by all it seems.
    I wouldn't dress up nor would B, but I'd join in the fun and wear an Ozzie t-shirt.

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  10. Had to look up that song on YouTube. Now I have it stuck in my head! Interesting — sausages, or hot dogs as we call them, are traditional Independence Day food in the US, too. I like mine with sauerkraut and mustard, though. I love all the celebrations you have in your village.

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  11. It looks as if you had a very enjoyable Australia Day in your village. What fun!

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  12. What a good day! And thanks for the new vocabulary lesson. I’m off to look up more about “Pommy” and “lamington”... think I’ve got damper” figured out close enuf from tie pic. And I knew about flip flop/thongs already. English is a strange language , but lots of fun!

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  13. I commented from my iPad yesterday but don't think it went through. I love the celebrations you have in your community. Everyone seems to have so much fun. Now I'm wondering who has blow up dolls...

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  14. I can only hope I have as much fun as you all do when I retire!

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  15. Happy Australia Day! Looks like a great celebration.

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  16. Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

    All the best Jan

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  17. Belated Happy Australia Day, Diane, and I wondered if this celebration is akin to the USA's Independence Day in early July. As usual, you all were having way too much fun and the costumes were all very colorful.

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  18. You have have some great parties at your retirement village :) Have a great weekend.

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  19. Sounds like a very fun day.
    I had to look up some words I hadn't heard before--pommy, damper, and lamingtons. The lamingtons sound delicious.
    Great capture of the flying yellow thing.

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