26th of January is Australia Day. The first arrival of the first fleet from Great Britain commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.
Today, we celebrate our diverse culture, our environment, music and sports along with many other Aussie achievements. What makes the day more Aussie is getting together over a BBQ or alfresco lunch (eating outdoors) with all your friends or as we say 'mates'.
So today's post I have compiled a list of Aussie songs for you to compliment your get together. I have:
- Big Pig
- The Temper Trap
- Boom Crash Opera
- Screaming Jets
- Cut Copy and many, many more.
A mixing bowl of Aussie artist you may forgotten from the past to the contemporary . How do you get to my song list is by clicking here or here
(Note: you need to join up with Spotify. It's free and easy to follow so you can find my hit list.)
Now for the fun BBQ/party ideas and beautiful inspiring Aussie photos:
The famous Aussie 1937 photo by Max Dupain, The Sunbaker.
This beautiful portrait of an aboriginal child is taken by Cameron Herweynen.
Love this setting. Alfresco dining a la Australian way. Styling by Karen Locke, Photo credit by Creative Image. More pics to come...
You can't beat an ice-cold drink. via The Design Files, Katie Quinn.
Lamb chops, lamb sausages how about minced lamb rolls (Greek koftas) with tzatziki. Mouth watering! via SBS
Another photo from stylist Karen Locke. This setting has the old Australian country charm.
Whoops! How did this photo get here? Happy Australia Day Chris.
Anzac biscuits and a cuppa of Bushells tea. You can't get more aussie than that. Honoury mentions to Tim Tams and Iced Vovos. Stylist Karen Locke. For more of Karen's beautiful styling work click here.
Easy to make pavola with blueberries and pomangrant. Love this vibrant colours of blue, red and white. via A Sweet Muddle site full of beautiful food photography.
Another pavola creation and this one will impress your guests. Via A Little Delightful
And lastly, we can't forget a summery drink. This one is delish, find the recipe on Table for Two
For the kids:
Kids love fruit in summer. Gold and green skewers, freeze them to make it extra cold. Found on Pinterest.
I love this candid photo of the children wearing these Australia Day masks, (it looks easy to make you need: foam, felt or thick cardboard for the mask, felt for the noses and to finish off, cotton wool and feathers and elastic. Supplies via your local craft shop.) photo credit The Woman's Day. It reminds me of this..
Wattle babies by May Gibbs (1877-1969). Australia's famous illustrator from her book- The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
Aren't these adorable by Sugarland Cupcakes. I couldn't eat one, too precious!
To print out Australia Day colouring sheets click here. Lots to choose from for a bit of quiet time.
That is all from me. Happy Australia Day to everyone around the world. Don't forget my Aussie Day song list to play!