Let the celebrations begin…
Posted in personal, photographers January 19th, 2008 by piablog

beaut image from John White’s rippa collection

Well folks, this is it. In one week’s time , on January 26th it will be Australia Day. And what does that mean? It means fireworks, it means ‘snags on the barbie’, and plenty of ‘grog’. It means celebrating a beautiful country, with a beautiful people of colour, diversity and multiple cultures. Yep, Australia Day means alot to me. A real lot. A real rippa rollin’ lolly pollin’ lot. Because, well, it means something else too…


And what’s more…



Oh yes sir-ee bob. I have only one week left of my twenties, and I want to kick on outta this decade with some noise people… LET’S ROCK THIS BLOGOSPHERE LIKE IT’S NEVER ROCKED BEFORE!

I actually have no idea how to do that, I just thought I’d mention it.

I’ve come up with a few fabbo posts though that I’ll be divulging all in good time. And in celebration of entering my thirdfourth!(argh!) decade, and since I am so far away from my ‘homeland’ and moreover, my family, I thought I’d take this opportunity to celebrate my aussieness. So, for this week you will be drowned with aussie lingo. You may not understand a word of it but that’s going to be all the more fun, we are going to bring the (blog)house down with our Aussie Aussie Aussie -oi oi oi-ness. I’d also like you to practice your Aussie accents this week, with all your friends. French Boy has already started, and in a gorgeous French accent he has almost perfected ‘you beauty mate!’ which cracks me up and makes me very proud. According to French Boy, I don’t have a very Australian accent as it seems the combination of my multi-cultured ancestry and living abroad for a large part of my life has interferred with that. So this week I too will be putting on the thickest Aussie accent possible. There will be no beating around the bush with my pansy international accent this week. Not at all, i’m going out with my dillybag amongst the jarrah and i’m gonna yabber while I yakka, aaaaaall daaaaaaay looooooong.

So enjoy it here in the (blog)house, have a dingo’s breakfast (immediate translation: a piss, a scratch and a good look around), and let’s party!!!

PS. self-indulgent random facts coming up next.
PPS. all suggestions on how to rock the blogosphere for a week are welcomed.
PPS all aussie lingo in comments appreciated as I actually don’t know much, i have to look it up in a book. i know, i’m really a poor excuse for an aussie, but who’s judging, it’s my bloody birthday so stuff ya!

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  1. joslyn says

    happy early birthday pia jane! i can confidently say that 30 is a most, most excellent birthday…looking forward to what you have in the works for us 😉

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  2. pom says

    And i was so worrisome about 21 this past december. I’m sure thirty will be great!

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  3. Ms Polka says

    I am so not embarrassing myself with aussie lingo, but I was thrilled to see your Australia day post 🙂 (how awesome is that shot?)

    Mind you we did have prawns on the barbie last weekend

    and I’m going to cringe when I say it…but happy almost birthday ‘mate’!

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  4. alyson says

    I knew I liked you for a good reason. January 26th is my birthday too!!! I’ll be 26. therefore, it’s my Golden Birthday! 🙂 we should “blog celebrate”

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  5. Mary-Laure says

    Dear Pia, I turned 30 a few months ago (in May). The truth is, I wasn’t very happy in my 20’s so I can only hope this will be a better decade. I’m happy we’ll be 30 together. When you come to Paris, we’ll celebrate with champagne!

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  6. Mary-Laure says

    Hi again Pia, just wanted to let you know I posted a Tribute to Kenya on my blog today, I hope you can check it out!

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  7. Pia says

    thank you girls, i really hope my thirties will be wonderful – already with each of you it is! ooooh, i am such a crooner.

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  8. Mariss says

    Happy Birthday, Pia! Thirty sounds exciting–I’ll turn that this year too 🙂

    January 19th, 2008 | #

  9. Kerryanne says

    ah, 30 isn’t so bad 🙂

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  10. Chelsea says

    Happy Birthday! I am thirty in two weeks. It is kinda scary but fun. Yikes!

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

  11. Sophie says

    Hi Pia, I stumbled across your blog (I followed a link through yr facebook site) and have enjoyed reading it so thought I would drop you a couple of lines…
    Firstly, Happy Birthday for the 26th, hope you celebrate in great aussie style. Its my first one back on the beaches for a while so I will be living it up! Secondly, last time I was in Amsterdam I bought myself a lovely wallet…I can’t remember the shop but it’s a http://www.mywallit.com and they have loads of stores – their stuff is lovely and bright. Also as I love hassling people who turn 30 before me I just thought I would let you know that you’re actually entering your 4th decade, rather than your 3rd! Depressing thought I know, but don’t worry I am not far behind you.

    January 23rd, 2008 | #

  12. midcenturyjo says

    Happy Birthday Pia! It’s about 30 degrees here and sunny. The cricket is boring as usual, the pool is beckoning and I have a huge leg of lamb for the Monday public holiday. Wanted to wait to the actual day to wish you happy birthday. Hope your coming year is magical.

    January 26th, 2008 | #

  13. Nina says

    Fair dinkum luv ya don’t look that old! Besides, there’s no reason to get ya’ knickers in a knot ’bout turnin’ 30, ’cause you’ve done heaps for a sheila – like a lot. So Happy belated Birthday to ya and let’s ROCK!

    January 27th, 2009 | #

  14. vans says

    Happy Birthday Pia!
    I stumble on your blog while searching for Australia Day on Google lol.
    Awesome shot btw.

    January 26th, 2011 | #

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