11 Reasons Why I Love Australia
With Australia Day in just under a week, I thought I would share 11 reasons why I love Australia 💙
The Amazing People
First and foremost, I cannot go on without acknowledging how touching it is that we have all come together for the people and wildlife that have been affected by our current bush fire crisis.
Big and small businesses, as well as so many incredible individuals, have worked tirelessly to raise funds and care for people and animals in need and I think that really shows the true character of Australians.
The camaraderie is incredible 😍 That and the fact that we're happy to call someone mate after chatting to them for 5 minutes.
Good Quality Products
I might be a little biased because all of our products are made in Australia but I personally love how buying Australian made gives me the confidence to know that I'm getting a good quality product. It's also great knowing that it puts money back into our country for manufacturing and creates jobs, decreasing welfare expenditure.
One of my favourite things about buying Australian made is seeing the person behind the brand and knowing that I can trust their business (and that I made them do a little happy dance when I placed my order) 😁
Beautiful Country to Explore
Not only does Australia have some of the most liveable cities in the world, we have a unique mix of landscapes that can be enjoyed all year round.
From beautiful beaches and national parks to deserts, mountain ranges and lush rain forests, it really is unbelievable that all of these beautiful attractions are in one country.
And what is even better is that you can drive or catch a short flight and be in a completely different climate/setting within hours.
Now I'll be the first to admit that I have no idea about when the football season starts and who is playing but I love the fact that we're such a sporty nation and that we can go and watch a sports game or race throughout the year if we want to.
It's also great, especially in this electronic age, that our kids can choose from a wide range of sports to play and enjoy. I personally love the tennis so I'm excited about the Australian Open starting this week.
Oh and did I mention that I love that we're actually good at them on the global stage? How fun is it cheering on our fellow Aussies in the Olympics and other sports across the globe and actually winning 🏆
The Food and Entertainment
Being such a multicultural nation we have access to a huge variety of food and entertainment, from markets to festivals and an endless list of cafes and restaurants, not to mention food trucks, there is something for everyone and every budget.
We have some of the most beautiful and unique animals in the world which you can see on your travels around Australia if you take a drive out of the cities and into the more rural areas, no zoo pass required.
Yes, most of us have probably seen a kangaroo in the wild but they do not live in our backyards. I personally was surprised when I saw an emu walking down the street in Woomera last year and can imagine what tourists think about how we live when they go to these country towns.
Good Lookers 🤩
Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth, Miranda Kerr, Hugh Jackman, need I say more?
To others we may come across as too relaxed but I love how down to earth we are and that it's ok to wear our activewear as day wear 🙊 I love how we make fun of things and see the light hearted side of situations.
Yes, we still have trouble and serious times but I think it's great that we don't have to worry about things like terrorism and shootings to the same extent as other countries.
We live in Melbourne, where you can quite literally have 4 seasons in one day or week if you're lucky. Although it's not always ideal, it's nice knowing that on super hot or freezing cold days a mild day is not too far away 😅
Barbies and Thongs
This one is for my hubby 😆 He loves slang, BBQ's, truckie singlets and wearing thongs (even when we go for a 'proper' walk 😬). Yes, opposites attract but I'm not sure that I needed to know that a road is also known as 'frog and toad' 🤦🏻♀️
Built to be Brave
I don't know about you but since becoming a mum, I've captured and removed more spiders than I would have in my life pre-kids 💪🏻
What do you love about Australia/being Australian?
Please note: The impact of the Australian bush fires has been devastating, with many people losing their homes and millions of animals perishing. If you would like more information or would like to donate, http://www.givit.org.au/ are using 100% of funds towards buying essential items for people affected by the fires and www.wwf.org.au or www.wires.org.au are helping rescue injured wildlife and rebuild their homes.
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