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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day our Way!

Happy Australia Day

 to all of you in Australia !  Over the past weeks, we have been privileged to see the great 'Australian mateship' in this country, with the horrendous flooding in Queensland and the devastating flooding that is still occurring in Victoria!!  It is with such a sense of pride that we see 10's of 1000s of volunteers living up to help those in need - no longer strangers, but mates!!!  This is Australia - these are Australians and this is what we do - and we LOVE it!


This year our family did something different for Australia Day - we coordinated Kids Activities at our local Market Place


In this day and age when everyone's focus in more inward and so much communication done via the Internet, it was time for us to come face to face with our neighbours....those who live in our area


Setting up only took minutes...


and then the fun started


Careful colouring by my DD2 - she was a great helper,
 specialising in applying faux tattoos - so popular with all ages!


Free Australian flags, tattoos, colouring and lollies


were enjoyed by many


Flying the Australian Flag....just had to be done...


by the young...


and the fabulous....


the smell of YUMBLY food filled the Shopping Centre


Tons of free fun and hopefully exhausted children.....LOL


A little atmosphere and of course plenty of parking!  LOL!

What a great day.  It was such a blessing to us to be able to put back into the community - to smile at strangers and give out freebies to the children, chat with adults and help being back that sense of community, that we all need to feel!!  We have two more says of fun - wahoo!

I heard a little rumour - Easter Bunny is said to be making an appearance at the same Centre this Easter - bringing a week of fun and activities with him - what fun and what a privilege!!

Thank for sharing in our day!!
Happy Australia Day - and it was!!
{{{hugs}}}

8 comments:

  1. Good on You Linda. What a fabulous way to spend Australia Day - with Aussie kids!

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  2. Linda, this is amazing. I love the smiles on the childrens' faces. Youare such a blessing!! It looks like you had a great time.

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  3. well done - you have blessed many and preached the gospel without words.
    Blessings
    M

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  4. Linda, what a wonderful way to spend Australia Day. You are so precious.
    Hugs. :)

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  5. Oh, what a fun day! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    marsha

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  6. How fun is that!!!! What a wonderful thing to do for all the children...you set quite an example of kindness and giving for them and their parents!!! Happy Australia Day!!!!

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  7. Looks like a wonderful day! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}