I am Australian.

It’s Australia day!  

Already had a great breakfast up at the racecourse, where there is Aussie celebrations and a whole lot of face painting and flag waving (as well as waving away the flies).   What was great to see, was all the different cultures and faces enjoying the sunshine and music.

Australia day means different things to different people.   So no matter what part of the world you are from, today is a day to celebrate the Aussie way of life.

Happy Australia Day.

~RB~

 

The Corrs – Breathless

Had a bonza Christmas day…and now I am winding down with a cold beer and some music.  So, decided to share a favorite on this most festive day.  The Corrs – Breathless.

 

“Breathless”

Go on go on
Leave me breathless
Come on [echo…]

Hey… yeah…

The daylight’s fading slowly
The time with you is standing still
I’m waiting for you only
The slightest touch and I feel weak
I cannot lie, from you I cannot hide
And I’m losing the will to try
Can’t hide it (can’t hide it), can’t fight it (can’t fight it)

So go on, go on, come on, leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me, until I can’t deny
This loving feeling (loving feeling)
Make me long for your kiss
Go on (go on), go on (go on)
Yeah…
Come on
Yeah…

And if there’s no tomorrow
And all we have is here and now
I’m happy just to have you
You’re all the love I need somehow
It’s like a dream
Although I’m not asleep
And I never want to wake up
Don’t lose it (don’t lose it), don’t leave it (don’t leave it)

So go on, go on, come on, leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me, until I can’t deny
This loving feeling (loving feeling)
Make me long for your kiss
Go on (go on), go on (go on)
Yeah…
Come on [echo…]

[Guitar’s solo] Yeah-ie, yeah, yeah-ie, yeah…

And I can’t lie
From you I cannot hide
And I’ve lost my will to try
Can’t hide it (can’t hide it), can’t fight it, (can’t fight it)

So go on, (go on) go on, (go on), come on, leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me, until I can’t deny
This loving feeling (loving feeling) Make me long for your kiss

Go on, (go on) go on, (go on) come on, leave… me breathless
Go on, (go on) go on, (go on) come on, leave… me breathless
Go on, (go on) go on, (go on) come on, leave… me breathless
Go on… go on!

It’s official: UN declares Australia 2nd best country in the world.

 

Australia has ranked 2nd in the UN’s annual Human Development Index (HDI) report.

The HDI is calculated using various factors including life expectancy, education and gross national income.
Australia’s score came in at 0.935, while Norway took out the top spot with 0.945.

We also placed ahead of Switzerland, Denmark and Netherlands.

Australia did well in all three disciplines – with a life expectancy of 82.4 years, an average schooling period of 13 years, and an average annual income of $42,261. Norway had very similar results to us, except their average income was over $20,000 higher than us.

Even still, SLAY ‘STRAYA!

 

Happy Austalia Day!

 

It is after Midnight writing this, but it is now Australia day.  In about five or so hours I am going to go and help one of our local community groups to serve an Aussie day breakfast.  I’ll be hitting the hay soon enough though to get a few hours sleep before hand.  So to all my fellow Australians….Have a good one!  Enjoy it with your friends and family and celebrate our nation’s birthday!

 

~RB~

No need to drink and drive, when you can stay at a Mate’s Motel.

One of the best road safety ad campaigns that I have ever seen the Queensland government do is being promoted on television and also with a new website.  Many of us have or go to Christmas parties or other festive events at our friends and relatives places and drinking is sure to happen.  To avoid people getting behind the wheel, the “Mate’s Motel” ad shows us how making your home into a motel for your mates, is a responsible and good way of keeping people off the road after a few drinks.

 

The website features many clever ideas, from what to serve your guests for breaky, to what to name your motel.  It even has a designated driver spin wheel for those that may want to drive people home.

 

So, if you are hosting a party, why not check out the website.

http://jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/mates-motel

 

~RB~