I hope you are having a nice Australia Day, even if you're not in Australia, but just maybe an Australian living somewhere else.
It's been perfect weather here today and I've been enjoying a quiet day at home. Paul had to go into work (there's never a day off when you run a small business), so I invited over a lovely local friend who is also a small business widow. We had a picnic outside and chatted for hours while our kids played. I made some Lamington cupcakes, to be patriotic!
As someone who has migrated five times (yes, five!) between Australia and Europe I sometimes feel a bit caught between cultures. I frequently find myself thinking how nice it would be if I could just move Australia a bit closer, close enough to pop over to Europe for the weekend, then I could have the best of both worlds, visiting my mum and best friend, stocking up on goodies at decent supermarkets (grrr), catching up on good TV then coming home to the warm weather and our busy but very easygoing life here. For today I am happy to be in Australia, it's been a great place for our family, giving us the opportunity to live in a pretty place and grow a business that we love, which we could never have afforded to do in the UK. And it's sunny outside and the lamington cupcakes are good! xx