Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Australia Day!!!

A long time ago, we celebrated Waitangi Day. We didn't have any idea what it was, but we were going through a rough time and decided we needed an excuse to celebrate...

Today we are celebrating Australia Day!

I've decided to enter a very unusual challenge. I'll try not to make a proper galah of myself but I can't promise anything. I thought about this long and hard, but decided that I might as well give it a burl... crikey, this is tough!
I think of myself as a creative person, but with PAPER, not words. It's getting late, so I'll go like the clappers and get this done...and Bob's your uncle!

(In American English.... I've decided to enter a very unusual challenge. I'll try not to make a fool of myself, but I can't promise anything. I thought about this long and hard, but I might as well give it a try.... OMG, this is tough! I think of myself as a creative person, but with PAPER, not words. It's getting late, so I'll move quickly and get this done... and there you have it. )

a few phrases and "my" meanings...
* Well I’ll be buggered! --
My dad had a saying this reminded me of.... "I'll be cow kicked by a mule! which meant something like, I'm amazed....
* Fair dinkum--
a fair chance?
* Buggerlugs--
rain boots?
* Ningnong--
egg nog?
* Good Onya!--
good omen?
* Rough end of the stick--
bad end of the deal?

So here's what inspired this unusual post....


I'm playing the game because it sparked my interest-- it's a fun challenge!! I already love Make it Crafty, I enjoy reading the posts and getting ideas.

3 comments:

Trexxann said...

Love it Lindy, what a bonzer effort! On ya mate! Ooroo for now!! :)

Lindy said...

Thank you Trexxann!! I added a bit to the post-- some definitions I had not looked up. ;)

Zoe said...

Lindy - you certainly had me chuckling to myself. I Love your Dad's saying!! Thanks for playing along and having a few laughs! hugs xxoo

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just a crafty grandma experimenting with all sorts of things. My main interests are paper craft of any kind and quilting/sewing. But I've done leatherwork, polymer clay, on-the-wheel pottery, painted molded ceramics, papier mache, stained glass, plaster casting, linoleum printing, paper making... you name it, I've probably tried it. A few I actually stuck with. :)