Monday, January 26, 2009

Australia Day Breakfast 2009

Home again after an early morning start..............the breakfast went well........numbers were maybe a little down from last year but I think everyone enjoyed the morning. Many people arrived early and the service club were ready to serve the breakfasts from about 8am....this is a portion of the crowd taken around 8.15......and the function doesn't officially start until 8.30!
Neil and I were there just after 7am to put up balloons and make sure everything was ready for the citizenship and awards ceremonies.......
...The Mayor on stage along with some members of the Tanunda Town Band who supplied the music for the event.....

So .......another Australia Day Breakfast has come and gone.........It is an event I enjoy organising and it is always good to see people enjoying themselves and celebrating our wonderful country. I have had a couple of emails asking about the significance/history of Australia Day.....there is some information on the history of the day here .........Australians tend to celebrate the day with community events, concerts, barbecue's and of course playing / watching sport which (for me anyway) is tennis and cricket. (and I am watching!) We welcomed 4 new Aussies this morning in our citizenship ceremony - citizenship ceremonies will be held all over the country today....I am going to go and enjoy some tennis on TV and indulge in a tradition that is not confined to this country......a good of fashioned "nanna nap"......LOL....wishing everyone a Happy Australia Day......!

'til next time.....................Lorraine

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12 comments:

Margaret said...

Happy Australia Day to you and yours.C'Mon Aussie c'mon c'mon .

Cheryl said...

Happy belated Australia Day. Looks like the breakfast went very well. Time for you to relax and then start planning next year!!!

Maree said...

Glad to see the Morning went well...Hope you got that Nanna Nap in..
cheers

Suzanne said...

Looks like it was a wonderful success. I am just envying all of you in short sleeves...we are in a winter snow storm right now!

Darlene said...

Happy Australia to you - albeit a bit late! :-)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Happy belated Australia Day!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, what an undertaking! Glad it went so well. And Happy Australia Day to you!

Kim said...

Happy Australia Day! I know I'm late--I always forget our time/day difference! I hope you had a fun time and not just a lot of hard work!

Leanne said...

? can you just come for breakfast or do you have to have something to do with the ceremony?????

W. Latane Barton said...

Wow, that's a lot of people to prepare for. Know everyone had a grand time.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Sounds like it was a great Australia Day for you Aussies. I'm just sayin. lololol
You did an awesome job with it I'm sure.
Did you enjoy your tennis watching as well?? Did you person win?? I sure hope so.
Hugs Loz!
Shazza

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Happy Australia day to you. It looks like everyone had fun.