Sunday, June 10, 2007

Queen's Birthday

Tomorrow is a pubic holiday, the Queen’s birthday and so we are relishing the three day weekend. I can’t imagine that this is a very significant holiday for very many people. In fact the only thing notable about it that I can detect (outside of the day off of work) is the fact that this is the only time of the year when the public (in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) anyway) is legally allowed to buy and use fireworks. We suspect that this is the only way to actually get people to “celebrate” the occasion. So the fun thing about this is that there are random fireworks going off around the city. We usually go out for about an hour long walk each evening (in the dark these days) and the last few nights’ walks have treated us to unexpected fireworks displays. Quite a show just in our backyard as we are flanked by a large playing field belonging to the Lyneham high school. I can hear the cracking and popping and sizzling as I type….

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like great fun for Queen's Day. Glad the Great Debate went so well.