Australia Day – Brisbane
I’d forgotten what a big event Australia Day is over here in Australia. A lot of the long weekends are just that – long weekends – but Australia Day is something pretty special, something to celebrate with some good mates, over a barbie, listening to triple J’s hottest 100 and some one-handed cricket (cricket bat in one hand, beer in the other).
And the pouring rain was no match for the Australian spirit; the BBQ had to go on.
After so many years of having limited access to Australian goodies, I couldn’t help myself. Yes, I am responsible for all of these below – here we have Cheezels, Chicken Twistees, Cheese Twistees, Burger Rings, Lamingtons and Tim Tams.
And then we followed those snacks up with some of these:
We all loved our burgers and steak but this is one of the most amazing tasting BBQ treats ever:
The Australian sausage in a piece of bread. Try it cold the next day (if there are any left overs that is) – it will blow your mind.
Of course, there was the rest of it – the beer, a nap, some cricket and a bit of music but really it’s all about having a barbie with your mates. That’s Australia Day for me. Happy Australia Day everyone.
Australia Day – London
Whilst it’s no long weekend in England (can you believe it!? outrageous!) Australia day is still a big day over here. Usually it involves gathering all your Aussie mates (and Kiwis and English and Scottish and Irish… alright it involves anyone) and heading to the pub.
Although we woke up to this…..
..it was probably 40 degrees less (yep – no exaggeration!) than in oz. So, we adorned ourselves…
and the flat…
And then we went in search for some snacks, listened to Triple J’s hottest 100 (a replay)…in a club filled with fellow countrymen dressed as Kangaroos, thongs (the ones that go on your feet!) and dare I say it – convicts. You can’t even make it up (I didn’t take a pic!).
This is a real Queenslander eating REAL BBQ Shapes (a favourite Aussie snack.)
And then it was time for a bit of comedy.