Australia Day…..

…was yesterday and I very nearly spent my life celebrating it as a naturalised Australian. When I was about three, my mum, dad and assorted aunts, uncles and cousins were all set to emigrate en masse from NW2 to NSW. My mum was always cagey about why we didn’t go but I’d guess it was because at least one of them had a criminal record, which by then was no longer compulsory. I’ve always loved Australians in a “I can’t believe you just said that” sort of way, so I celebrated yesterday with iced coffee at my favourite Australian cafe. Maybe it should have been Foster’s or XXXX and if I’d lived there, it might well have been. This is the Australia’s anthem sung by an Australian icon. We could have had the Rolf Harris version but if he’d asked Matilda to waltz, she’d have been very wise to decline.