australia day

Aussie Love
Aussie Love

Aussies the world over celebrated Australia Day yesterday!

Our national day to commemorate the landing of the First Fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1788 and contemporarily to catch up with friends & family to drink beers, go swimming, eat BBQ lamb & sausages and then watch fireworks somewhere!

We just celebrate everything that’s great & multicultural about our country!
And for the first time, the Indigenous & Australian flags were flown side by side on the Harbour Bridge!

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Here’s my day….

cooling down with a Spider - creaming soda & icecream
cooling down with a Spider – creaming soda & icecream
the ferrython
the ferrython

pic [via]

lunchtime BBQ
lunchtime BBQ
salad!
salad!

Left: baby spinach, red cabbage, radish, fennel, pomegranate & balsamic
Right: green beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, radish & flaxseed

lamingtons!
lamingtons!

NZ can have their pavlova, cause we’ve got the lamington!!! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this delicious treat, it’s soft sponge layered with strawberry jam & cream and coated with chocolate then rolled in coconut. The BEST small cake in the universe…

vodka watermelon slushie
vodka watermelon slushie

well, what else am I going to do with a giant $4 watermelon???!!!

Darling Harbour fireworks
Darling Harbour fireworks

it’s a little blurry with excitement but you get the drift! lots of people, lots of fireworks!

midnight moon
midnight moon

shameless selfie
shameless selfie

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I hope all the Aussies had a wonderful Australia Day!

For everyone else; happy weekend!

signature - melly xox pics from my instagram [here] unless stated

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

11 thoughts on “australia day

  1. Those salads and the lamingtons look so amazing! I’m totally recreating! Was debating coming in to the city, now having been reminded of the crowds at DH, I’m so glad we didn’t!

    I’ve always wanted to watch the Ferrython though!

  2. Love a good write up on Aussie-isms. And your pics made me hungry and thirsty all at once! Great Aussie Day post (I know, I’m late… :/ ) I was incredibly un-Australian, and didn’t really celebrate. But I did go and see Life of Pi, which was amazing…

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