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Australia Day Coastal Blog Hop
I am part of the blog hop which has been taking place since January 1 and runs for three weeks. It’s an all Aussie contingent… leading up to a celebration of Australia Day. Over these three weeks you’ll be reading about what being an Aussie author means to the crew (see below) or how they celebrate Australia Day, or maybe even a lamington or pavlova recipe. It will be full of surprises!
And you’ll hear about new books to add to your TBR piles!
Don’t forget to call in every day and visit the blogs, leave a comment, enter the raffle copter for the fabulous gift basket.
For me, probably one of the most important aspects of being an Australian is the fact that our great nation grew mostly from peace.
Although the English savagely invaded the lands of the indigenous peoples of our country, Australia has managed to prosper and grow without civil war. We have respect for our neighbours — apart from the Kiwi cricket, rugby league and rugby union teams. We thrive through diplomacy — not through threats or violence.
Australia has many outstanding achievements we should all be proud of, the rotary clothes hoist and black box are just 2 to be named.
I love the colour and diversity of life in Australia. It doesn’t matter where you come from, being an “Australian” means wanting to be “mates” with everyone — harbouring no ill-will towards others; wanting to live in peace and harmony with everyone and everything, to be free and independent, a helping hand when needed, and treating everyone fairly.
Australia Day, 26 January, is a time to reflect and be proud of all our achievements, no matter how big or small. It is a day to say thank you to those who have served and protected the people of our great nation and helped it to become the wonderful place we live in today.
I am blessed to be a first generation Australian and I am fiercely proud of this land I call home.
$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||9||Jacqui Carling Rodgers|
|January||14||Ann B Harrison|
|January||15||Cate Ellink and
|January||26||Annie Seaton-Prize draw|