Monday, June 14, 2010

One of the few times I'm happy that we're a commonwealth country is the Queen's Birthday long weekend We've had a bonfire and sausage sizzle on this weekend now for almost 25 years. This year was also combined with Australia's effort in the World Cup against Germany but hey, we knew that was going to be a shamozzle from the outset but we didn't expect the humiliating tag of being the only country so far to lose by a margin of 4 goals. 
Hey, we got into it anyway:




 Trees were 'pruned'







Beer was chilled






Sofa beds were made




Fashion was dubious





Anti Paparazzi masks were donned








Pyro's were studded




Petrol was poured




Fire was born




Supporters were avid




Oops perhaps a little too much petrol!


My 'unimpressed' face - beware  little children this is the 'look ' you get when I am not very happy!

And at  4am we watched Australia annihilated by the Germans and Tim Cahill received a red card for such a trivial misdemeanour . . .looks like we'll be barracking for Brasil. Yay, I can wear the same silly hat! Yeh, no apologies, I am a sucker for a stupid hat!

27 comments:

nick said...

I like the anti-paparazzi mask. Wouldn't it be fun if celebs took to wearing them en masse? The snappers would be VERY frustrated.

So it's a colonial holiday. Still, any excuse for some time off and lounging about, I say.

Ropi said...

Well, look the positive side. I gained some points on Germany. There is a website, where you can guess the results of the games.

Your beer bottles are weird.

Grannymar said...

That BBQ sounded like fun, AND all toyboys! You should have sent for me!

unstranger said...

I'd like to try that beer.

Carolina said...

The fashion was véry dubious and some underwear was being adjusted?

Anyway, commiserations on the stupid football game result. Nothing that a few extra beers can't alleviate I should think.

(meanwhile, I could hear the neighbours yelling some time ago, so I guess the Dutch have scored a goal. Oh yippee.)

Roy said...

Hmmmm... Interesting clothing you all wear to football rallies. Although still not as weird as US football fans who paint themselves in the team colors.

And were you glaring at the photographer for daring to snap you, or was the "look" aimed at the final score?

California Girl said...

oooo scary face! good call to stick w/ same colors and a team that has them. we don't follow soccer, er, your football over here. some do, I guess. i dunno. Beckham doesn't bend it for me. :)

Janice said...

Love your hat!

Brian Miller said...

totaly digging the outfits...sounds like a great time...which does help with the sting of the score...smiles.

laughingwolf said...

how the hell do YOU rate a dizzy lizzie day and WE do not? we're bloody closer [in both miles and kilometres, anyway] to the olde sodde! :P lol

nice chapeau!

Tom said...

haha! i do like the hat..now have a beer mom and chill! glad you had a nice weekend.

Ronda Laveen said...

God Save the Queen...and. The green and yellow weiner hat. You wear ir well!

Robyn said...

Where there's fun to be had there's a silly hat.

I like the way you spent your weekend... very different from mine.

Bummer about out team and yes thank goodness there are others to cheer for.

x Robyn

kj said...

you and your family have THE most fun when you alldecide it's time to have FUN! i love how you share times with one another.

that photo of you. ooooooooh. i'd best behave.

for now....

Megan said...

All kinds of awesome.

Kath Lockett said...

Helen I *love* the fact that you can wear such a silly-looking hat but *still* exude such a commanding expression!

River said...

Nice hat Baino, really suits you.
I love reading about your bonfire/sausage sizzles. The photos always make me laugh.

I ignored the soccer altogether. I realise it's still on and I'm still ignoring it.

Lorna Lilo said...

I love the way Australians are so loyal, I hear "they're a DISGRACE" everywhere I go today, it's hilarious, but true.

Eternally Distracted said...

I was majorly disappointed with Englands debut too... let's hope we both do better next time!

ebony said...

hi! I sleap in a sofa bed! I love the pictures. And your face! Lol! I'm working at a childrens camp in the middle of nowhere (sounds suspicious, right?). I really need to share some pictures :)

Rowe said...

oh that's right, when I was a kid we had bonfires and firecrackers to celebrate the Queens birthday long weekend. Those were the good ol' days except when peoples hands and faces were blown apart by dodgy or careless handling of explosives, petrol and matches.

i beati said...

marvelous- big big smile here!!sandy

Siobhan said...

OH, but wasn't the last minute goal from Winston Reid in the New Zealand vs Slovakia game awesome?! :P

She Writes said...

Nothing like a crazy hat to make any moment better :)! Beer and and a good game never hurt either.

Thank you for your kind comments to me.

Ms. Gibson said...

It takes a lot of nerve to wear a silly hat! After a beer or two I can wear one. ha.
Thank you for the great photos!

Susan at Stony River said...

Well it looks like a great time, no matter who won! Happy Birthday to Q and good luck Brazil!

Ces said...

MAAAAAANNNN! You really know how to party! I just love these party posts of yours. Hahahah! Your soccer fan hat is cool!