thearmchairdetective

Happy Australia Day

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    Well thank you Armchair Detective! Happy Australia Day to you as well. The Monaghans are going to the beach to give the dog a run first thing in the morning and then laze around the pool for the rest of the day, basking in the 35 degree heat before rounding off the day with a chorus of Advance Australia Fair! It's a bloody hard life!:P

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    Guest ReadyPenny

    Shame we will miss it. Will be there for it next year though. 4 weeks to go and counting.......

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    Shame we will miss it. Will be there for it next year though. 4 weeks to go and counting.......

     

    Celebrate it here in the (brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) Uk

    Print off a Aussie flag and have a few bears and sing the song.;)

     

    Australians all let us rejoice,

    For we are young and free;

    We've golden soil and wealth for toil,

    Our home is girt by sea;

    Our land abounds in Nature's gifts

    Of beauty rich and rare;

    In history's page, let every stage

    Advance Australia fair!

    In joyful strains then let us sing,

    "Advance Australia fair!"

     

    When gallant Cook from Albion sail'd,

    To trace wide oceans o'er,

    True British courage bore him on,

    Till he landed on our shore.

    Then here he raised Old England's flag,

    The standard of the brave;

    With all her faults we love her still,

    "Brittannia rules the wave!"

    In joyful strains then let us sing

    "Advance Australia fair!"

     

    Beneath our radiant southern Cross,

    We'll toil with hearts and hands;

    To make this Commonwealth of ours

    Renowned of all the lands;

    For those who've come across the seas

    We've boundless plains to share;

    With courage let us all combine

    To advance Australia fair.

    In joyful strains then let us sing

    "Advance Australia fair!"

     

    While other nations of the globe

    Behold us from afar,

    We'll rise to high renown and shine

    Like our glorious southern star;

    From England, Scotia, Erin's Isle,

    Who come our lot to share,

    Let all combine with heart and hand

    To advance Australia fair!

    In joyful strains then let us sing

    "Advance Australia fair!"

     

    Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,

    Or dare a foot to land,

    We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore

    To guard our native strand;

    Brittannia then shall surely know,

    Beyond wide ocean's roll,

    Her sons in fair Australia's land

    Still keep a British soul.

    In joyful strains the let us sing

    "Advance Australia fair!"

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    Guest ReadyPenny

    LOL :biglaugh::biglaugh:

    Might just do that, but somehow it just wont be the same. Am not logging on here tomorrow, I can't bear to hear all the tales of heatwaves, sunshine, barbies and a public holiday spent lazing around at the beach

     

    OOoooooh am so jealous!

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    yep me too just want to wish everyone 'happy australia day'

    am going for breakfast at the local reserve (park):biglaugh:

    then hitting the beach for the afternoon, well it would be rude not too in this heat:swoon:

    then back home for a bbq:jiggy:

    ready penny you will be here before you know it hun xxx

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    Guest ReadyPenny

    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:Sue

     

    I just cant wait to be there and post messages like yours from "the other side" LOL

     

    Are you just trying to make me feel worse???

     

    I WILL be on that beach very very soon indeed!!!

    Watch this space

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    And for those of you a bit new to the whole experience,

     

    http://www.benjaminchristie.com/blog/sam-kekovich-lamb-ad-2009

     

    These are a great laugh, a little risque (some say) but with the message of ENJOY AUSTRALIA DAY and if you want to, eat lamb and enjoy our national holiday even more.

     

    And please take time to remember today - we are really lucky here. I think this is a great country to be in, a great city to live in and I personally, am very proud and thankful to live here....although I still remain English at heart :)

     

    Me ? I shall be having one....or three lamb yiros. And a BEER :)

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    Guest KP Nuts

    Happy Australia Day everyone...............:notworthy::notworthy:

    And what ever you decide to do have a good one....:jiggy:

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    Happy Australia Day everyone :cool:

     

    and if you are lying on the beach and suddenly realise that you are missing the rain :nah:

    I will look out my window and take a few photographs for you :arghh::biglaugh:

     

    Peter

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    Happy Australia Day everyone :cool:

     

    and if you are lying on the beach and suddenly realise that you are missing the rain :nah:

    I will look out my window and take a few photographs for you :arghh::biglaugh:

     

    Peter

     

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY TO YOU ALL !!!

    Were having a bbq brekkie, then off to Moana for a few hrs, thenback home bbq with neighbours for lunch, tv in undercover entertaining area to watch the Ponting and his boys kick some ass @ The Adelaide Oval

     

     

     

    And to those still waiting keep the faith, it will happen if you want it bad enough.

     

    Enjoy the day guys.............

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    Guest lastboyscout

    HAPPY OZ DAY EVERYONE :v_SPIN:

    Whatever you choose to do today be careful and slip, slop,slap........ we are gonna need it :D

    Were round a friends for a bbq and one or two beers, so if you hear singing its probably us in the N.East :biglaugh:

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    Happy Australia Day to everyone - will be thinking of you as I sit in the office looking out at the grey, dull sky!! :sad:

     

    Have a good one.

     

    Kim xx

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    Happy Australia Day to everyone - will be thinking of you as I sit in the office looking out at the grey, dull sky!! :sad:

     

    Have a good one.

     

    Kim xx

     

    Next year mate, we know just how you feel......

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    Guest Guest75
    As in the title,

    to all of our members Down Under.

    Happy Australia Day.

     

    Hoist that Aussie flag and be proud of all you have achieved thus far.

     

    (yes I am a day early as I believe in getting in first)

     

    Thank you kind Sir:):)

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    Guest guest569

    The true Australians ( Abo's) won't be celibrating today :nah:Why would they want to celebrate the day that the english came over and stole their country ??;)

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    Guest norah battie

    Spent the day at the Oval watching the cricket....great day but verrrrry hot

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    Guest Bakers

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to you all we had good day it was hubbys birthday (fate i feel!!) so we had our friends over who are shortly leaving us moving to QLD :unsure: for a BBQ then popped down Moana & wore the kids out ready for school tomorrow hope you all had a fab one :D

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    Guest Lisado

    Happy Australia Day from cloudy Newcaslte Upon Tyne. Although we did go to the beach over the weekend it was a whole 7 degrees brrrrrrrrrrrrr We were there in spirit to everyone in oz :)

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