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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

... and then there were three!

 

If you didn't know it already - in which case you had better check your passport or even your pulse -, last weekend was Australia Day which seems to have become an almost entirely booze-driven national day.

Campers across the river 'entertained' us for much of the night with their inibriated "Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi" which appears to be the abbreviated version of 'Advance Australia Fair" for those who didn't make it through Year 7.

For one day and one night, while her owner was attending an Australia Day party, little Bella was with us. She is a wonderful little dog but, because she was missing her owner so much, she found it very difficult to go to sleep. And so did we. And, of course, the repeated "Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi" from across the river didn't help.

This morning we woke up to a glorious sunny day and an altogether peaceful river. All those overpowered 'mine-is-bigger-than-yours' boats are back where they belong, in Canberra's driveways and garages, and the river is once again ours - until next year!