australia day

happy australia day mes amis! and what a curious thing it is to the start the morning of a day that is usually (if you are in oz) - warm and summery and marked with a family barbecue or trip to the ocean or walk through the grey gum trees... with the feel of falling snow on my nose! and to think exactly one year ago I was so round in belly with this little munchkin...

still, we had a lovely day... listening to homegrown tunes, making lamingtons, eating vegemite on toast, having our lovely friends and fellow australians Tim and Sophie over for a lunch of beef burgers with (beetroot of course) and baked sweet potato and parsnip chips, reading books about the bush and the beach, and just generally pondering the beauty and vastness and homeliness of that great big land 10, 543 miles away,

we love, and miss you so...