Some people have been through a lot of hardship lately in Australia, but there are many days when I get up and am reminded why this great land of ours is referred to as The Lucky Country.
We had a great time celebrating Australia Day, in what can only be referred to as, truly Aussie fashion.
By eating a giant Anzac biscuit my nine year old niece made (all by herself) in the shape of Australia
By throwing some snags on the barbie in a State Forest surrounded by gum trees and (I kid you not) laughing kookaburras, and following them up with marshamllows cooked over the embers.
By then taking to the surf and seeing on our daughter's face that moment of pure joy and adrenalin when you really 'get onto' a wave!
Or the pleasure of just enjoying a paddle.
We all know there are few things better than getting onto the same wave as both your sister and your cousin!
But it's Toni and Carli's bringing together a community of people and the amazing results (as indicated by the pink umbrella in my sidebar), that really make me proud to be an Aussie.
And to quote fellow crafty blogger Jodie "God help the next person who disparages crafters or "internet friends" in my hearing.
We all, collectively, when we are needed, are awesome."
Hear hear Jodie!