I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Australia Day blog hop (more about it here). I’m not Australian (I come from the UK) but have lived here for two and a half years, after spending 10 years in New Zealand. There are quite a few differences between living in Australia and living in the UK and, not counting the weather, the biggest is at this time of year.
It’s winter in the UK. When you go to work in the morning it’s dark, and when you come home from work in the evening it’s dark. That I don’t miss, but what I do miss is all the Christmas and New Year excitement. Every shop puts up Christmas lights, and so do the main streets in most towns. It’s very festive. Everyone wraps up warm because of the cold and it’s just a lovely atmosphere.
In Australia, especially here in Queensland, it’s very hot, and only people like us have the full Christmas lunch – turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, veg, bread sauce and gravy!!
Having said that, I love living here. The weather is amazing, and being able to walk on the beach every day can’t be beaten.
Enter to win some fabulous prizes:
$100 and 26 e-books (some print) from our generous authors
drawn Australia Day
|January||6||Tima Maria Lacoba|
|January||8||Wendy L. Curtis|
|January||14||Ann B Harrison|
|January||15||Cate Ellink and
|January||26||Annie Seaton-Prize draw|