Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Happy Australia Day!



To me today is all about being with family and friends {near somewhere to swim!!} and being so grateful for this wonderful place we live in.

Oh, and every single time I hear THIS SONG and THIS SONG I get goose bumps all over...

image 1 - Francois Hallard, Image 2 - Christine Rudolph

26 comments:

Emily Heston said...

I so enjoyed those songs as I tidied up my desk today. Thank you. I was thinking one of them would be one of my favorite songs, Waltzing Matilda. Wish I were on that sunny beach bbquing!! Thank you for sharing.

Emily Heston said...

Love all of your blue and white wear --- we feauture alot at Splendidmarket.com.

myletterstoemily said...

have a wonderful and happy australia day!

Sandra Darling ~ Visual Art Creations said...

Both those songs are etched into my soul! Beautiful post ... Happy Australia Day. I adore the image "the Art of the Desert" how amazing does that look. You can just feel the land sigh as you slip into the cool beautiful water and enjoy the view.

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Oh those songs I love too...brought tears to my eyes ;)
Happy Australia Day
Lou
xx

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Happy Australia Day Anna - we're popping down the road to the beach today too.

Love the first image with the old water tank footing filled as a pool, just great!

jules

Suzy said...

Happy Australia Day all the way from Hong Kong! Have a good one Anna!

Anna said...

Yes....that song sends a little lump in my throat too...happy Australia day Anna...Anna x

Kelly Green said...

Enjoy your day - there's nothing like those those two songs to bring a tear to your eye! KG

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Australia Day.
Karen

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Beautiful post Anna! My son's elementary school here in Katy, Texas has the Koala as its mascot and the school celebrates Australia Day "in the outback"! Great fun!

vicki archer said...

Those songs will do it every time....I hope you enjoyed the day Anna, xv.

red ticking said...

oh i would LOVE to be on that beach right now... have a lovely week... x pam

Talking with Tami said...

Happy Australia day Anna!

Helena said...

Thank you for the inspiration, wonderful! I found the link on my friend Ingrids blog, and have had a great time looking at all the beautiful pictures.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Australia Day Anna

Marina said...

Happy Australia Day Anna from an aussie living OS.
I can only dream of being near the sea on a day like today!

Enjoy your day!
xx

La Maison Fou said...

Happy Aussie Day!

Love the pic with the tub ( galvanized tub ).

Have a great day,
Leslie

Mahala said...

Happy Australia Day, Anna! I continue to love your blog. I visit so many Aussie blogs and it has stirred a great desire in me to visit your beautiful and fascinating land. When I do I hope to get to Brisbane and visit your lovely shop! I think you should write a decorating book! Your "look" is so unique and refreshing and cheerful. Love it!!!

A Perfect Peach said...

That top picture! That's where I want to be right now!

Lise said...

Beautiful images, beautiful songs...happy Australia day!

Rose Potter said...

I remember singing the second song in primary school for our end of year concert! What lovely links, for Aus day!

Laurie Blaswich said...

This beautiful photo tugs on my heart strings! Your blog is fun and carefree! I am new to blogging, please stop by and visit sometime. I appreciate your support !!

Fondly Laurie

Louise said...

thank you Anna for these 2 songs - they are the essence of the 20 years I spent in continental Europe. Barely an Australia Day would pass without me becoming reflective and ending the day almost tearful over these songs...
back in Brissy now, Australia Day is loud and bold and colourful, but I miss these songs as they were so much part of my European "me".

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy Aussie Day,
The songs bring memories,
Great post.

yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy Aussie Day,
The songs bring memories,
Great post.

yvonne