26 January 2013

Happy Australia Day

It's Australia day today which will be celebrated in a soggy Brisbane. Heavy rain is forecast, a remnant of tropical cyclone Oswald visiting us from north Queensland. Which is a shame really as it is a long weekend and lots of people planned to celebrate at barbeques all around the region. Most official festivities have been cancelled. We do need the rain, though as it is very dry and our garden looks very sad, so at least the garden loves the rain.

Our son-in-law was on national TV this morning on Sunrise Weekend on Chanel 7, live from Hollywood. Bernie is an actor and together with lots of other Aussie actors resides in Tinseltown, together with our daughter Sonya and our grandsons Fox and Banjo whom you probably seen on Diane's blog many times.

Bernard Curry, who just returned from filming one of the leads in a new film called '3 Pegs', in South Africa, together with Brett Tucker (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and David Hofflin (Alcatraz) have formed a band called 'Bernie and the Budgie Smugglers.' Instead of just playing in Los Angeles, this morning they entertained the whole of Australia with a few bars of 'We Are Australian.' We're proud of you guys.