We have had an intense few days of Australian-love! The combination of seeing Baz Lurhman's Australia and celebrating Thanksgiving with American's wanting to know all about Australia (cricket was a hot topic that night!) we have been reflecting a lot on our homeland.
Can it be said that we loved the movie?! Whether it's kitsch, cliche, long, epic, or all of the above, we didn't mind a single bit. We are Aussie's living in a faraway land and so we soaked-up the 2 hrs 45mins of watching our beautiful country on widescreen, complete with real Aussie actors and familiar Aussie sayings we know all too well (whether we like it or not!).
It did take us a second or two to stop cringing at the "Aussie-ness" of the script. We felt a wee-bit embarrassed for our country in the company of our American friends, until we both realized that what we were cringing at was exactly what makes Australia special & different from anywhere else. We quickly become very proud citizens. :)
Although we normally reserve our blog for the interest of others, this blog is more for the interest of ourselves! This is our very own brag-book - a few of our own Australian memories through pictures, memories & places that we are very thankful for.
We will enjoy the craze that is Australia while it lasts - embracing all the crikey's and kangaroo's that we can! After all, we peer through rose-colored glasses over a wide ocean.
(Shane - it's a good thing you're visiting to fix-up the damage we've done in trying to explain cricket. You should have seen the looks of confusion at Thanksgiving dinner last week!)