Monday, 25 August 2008

Are we crazy??

After posting the previous card, I started thinking that those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere must think us Aussies are stark raving mad!

We celebrate Christmas during summer down here, but we send out Christmas cards with a wintery theme! The craziness doesn't end there either, we sit down to a traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey with all the trimmings and hot plum pudding, often served with hot custard!! It can be sooo hot here, but we'll still spend the day slaving over a hot stove cooking a traditional English Christmas dinner. It all stems from our English ancestors who wanted to keep some of their English traditions with them in their new adopted land.

I remember reading a book (also a very funny movie) about Aussies, it was called "They're a Weird Mob", I can't recall who wrote it, but I think it was a newly arrived Italian immigrant who was trying to work out some of our weird customs and sayings. Too true........we are definitely a weird mob!!

3 comments:

Sandie said...

Very funny story Lyn, and Oh so true...........LOL.

Luv Sandie

Shirley said...

Lyn, I want to thank you so much for giving us a glimpse into what your country traditions are and how you do things there. I have a friend in NZ who shares too and I find it wonderful to see how much we all have in common a world away. Also how different some of our customs can be because of our heritage and the area in which we live. Thanks again.

Carole M. said...

I think that our creating cards with a wintery look just helps us move through the hot months a bit easier, it is somewhat 'refreshing'. There's something really pretty too about snowflakes isn't there, we can't really top them.