Monday, January 26, 2015

Australia Day 2015

This weekend my brother and sister-in-law came up to stay.  Fishing, relaxing and watching movies was the go for most of the weekend. 
This morning, we were watching the ABC telecast of Australia Day ceremonies from Canberra, ACT and when they announced that the National Anthem was going to be sung I quickly headed for my Australian flag and a serviette I had and sung along.  I asked my brother to take photos - never miss a scrapbook opportunity.
This layout was done for a challenge over at Mystical Scrapbooks - the challenge was an ode to Australia Day.  On the layout we were to include - the colours red, white and blue, stripes and stars.
I know our stars are not red but artistic licence was applied to the layout.  A clean and simple layout.
It is late and the photo of the layout has not been captured to its best advantage - I may just take the opportunity tomorrow if the sun comes out to take another.......
Do you know the words to the Australian National Anthem?  If not here is the first verse that I have included on the bottom stripe of white cardstock.
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
We had lunch at my sisters - a barbeque (BBQ) and Pavlova for dessert - can't get more Australian than that! 
OOP's just saw that I put 2014 - of course it was today in 2015 - blame the long weekend!!!!
I hope all my fellow Australians had a great day, thank you for checking out my blog today.

2 comments:

Leslie Germain said...

Such a fun layout!!

Donna said...

Great page Margaret! Thanks for playing along with us over at Mystical :)

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