Thursday, January 29, 2009

Australia Day 09

January 26th. Always a magical day. Spent with friends, and usually spanning the entire day with a bbq, swimming, drinking and firework watching thrown in.

This year was no exception. We had lots of fun, I got sunburnt (my eyes, dammit!), we all got relatively drunk (although there were no nudey swims in the river wearing only Australian flag aprons with bare bums for all the poor families to see, hey Pete and Ed ;), swam a ton, bbq'ed a few too many times and had a great day!

It was an eclectic bunch; Aussies, Americans, British, Swedish, and a whole lot more. And I loved every second of it.

Interesting tidbits: I drank 2/3 of a bottle of red, more than a keg of beer and some Amarula; Alex did enough somersaults to awe and astound us all, Pete did not repeat last year's nudie swim in the river, kicking ball drunk is a great idea, sunburn is not!

one of the multitude of Australia tatts we decked ourselves in :)

brute strength, what else? ;)

its a hard life ;)

tatts and beer, that's all we need...

Victor, setting up the shot haha!

by the foreshore, the whole lot of us :)

yay for the fireworks!

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JackieGloves said...

haha thanks and don't worry it didnt sound creepy haha. It's summer for you now!! you're so lucky!! ooohh I want to go to the beach and forget about cold and jackets!!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Happy Aussie day! Looks like fun =] wish I was there! x

Want to turn the song into a duet??? hahah :]

GoJane is pretty decent. I will watch my back, I love this hat.

PS: Nice ocean blue shades. Watch your back. hhhaaahah. ;]


Nina (femme rationale) said...

looks so much fun! and i wish it was summer here, too. it's warm, but just not warm enough.

Dooder City said...

how much fun! I wish I was there for Australian day!

Cate said...

That "brute strength" photo is my favourite! :) I also like the photo of all of you and the one of the fireworks.

No, I haven't read "Memoirs of a Geisha" yet. But it's on my long long list of things I want to read.. :)

PH said...

oo, fireworks like anemones. love it.

-and the girl with the face tat, :)

Couture Carrie said...

So fun! Glad you had a Happy Australia Day! The pool party and pics are awesome!


yiqin; said...

Ah I love your blue shades!

Couture Carrie said...

P.S. Tagged you, darling!


Petra said...

Happy belated Australia Day! Looks like you all had such a fun day!

I love your denim cutoffs, they look brilliant.

I hope the weather is staying beautiful over there! xx

Anika said...

I love summer too, JackieGloves, I had a minor panic attack today as I realised summer (well, 35 degree celcius plus days anyway) will be done in a month! No!!

Haha, thanks for the tip Erika. Might have to peruse the go jane website :)

Also, thanks Carrie :D

Hey Petra, thanks heaps. The shorts are literally a pair of vintage Levis that I cut up

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