Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Where are you From Wednesdays?

Today was prompted by my participation in Southern Summer Of Socks. I Joined as a way to keep inspired to work on my socks. I'm giving socks for gifts this Christmas so I need to stay motivated. The Southern Summer of Socks is based in Australia and New Zealand so I'm getting a little traffic from south of the equator. Some of you will remember that I had a Secret Pal from Australia, Michelle AKA Angel Crochets. A wonderful young lady who taught me so much about Australia and the differences to this country. Girls like football there. Well their football is our Soccer but still, a lady who enjoys sports is quite special. Since we met I have enjoyed Tea again. I'm not a coffee drinker and she was always having a cuppa ( her term for a cup of tea).

OK the Facts right?
Australia was claimed in 1770 by Captain James Cook 6 years before Columbus sailed into the waters off the East Coast of the future USA

In 1901 the country was federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia

It's the smallest continent but the 6th most populated country. about 20 million live there.
Sidney has over 4 million residents


Most of you recognise the signature opera house because of the 2000 Summer Olympics that were televised here in the USA and elsewhere all over the World

It's 8,555 miles from where I live.

I would love to visit someday and see the sights.

Mrs. Twisted has a thing for men who have the Aussie accent. Too much info lol

It's interesting that the more I read about it the more it seemed like other major cities. They even have a China Town
Looks a lot like the gates to China Towns elsewhere I have been.

The beautiful sunset photos plentiful when you go looking for them.

Final thought, The world is diverse but the people are pretty much the same all over. I feel lucky to have made so many acquaintances with the Australians who have crossed my path during my short blog life. Warm caring people.

3 comments:

  1. the sunset looks stunning

    the gates to Chinatown look like those from Boston

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  2. I would love to go to Australia too and visit the people I have "met" through SSS.

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  3. how lovely to see a little write up of my home Jerry! I hope you get to visit some day.

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