Today is Australia Day (Thursday January 26) and every year an advertisement is made by Meat and Livestock Australia encouraging us to eat lamb. They are often controversial adverts and this year’s ad is no exception, with many critics.
What do you think of the advertisement? Do you think it’s funny, insensitive, clever, inclusive, divisive….. I have my own thoughts but I’d much prefer to hear your views.
Here’s some information about Australia Day from the official website:
I will be cooking a BBQ with my Rotary colleagues at Tumbarumba’s Australia Day ceremony, where we will honour those who have made significant contributions to our community with Australia Day Awards. We will share conversation with friends, congratulate our awardees, eat sausage sandwiches, Australia Day cake and appreciate the fact that we live in a beautiful country that has been here for millions of years. We have an amazing history and I am proud of our ancestors who were here long before us.
How are you planing to spend your day?
This verse of Dorothea MacKellar’s poem My Country is a favourite of mine so I thought I’d share it with you on Australia Day:
I love a sunburnt country,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!
Whatever you do on Australia Day, make sure you enjoy yourself. Life’s too short to be miserable.