Queens Birthday

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Most of Australia, but not the entire country, have enjoyed a relaxing Monday doing not very much work at all. The exception is Western Australia, but then they will do not very much work at all for the same reason on the 28th September this year. Why? Because…


Today I would have loved to have told you all about my Saturday night out. Me and a few of my friends took ourselves over to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane to watch the British and Irish Lions take on the Queensland Reds in rugby union. But, unfortunately, I can’t tell you about it because… [...]


When indeed! On the 13th June, 2011, we celebrated the Queen’s Birthday here in Australia by having the day off. You can read about that in my post called It’s Great to Be a Queen. In 2010 it was June 14, as you will know from my post called Another Queensland Bank Holiday Monday! And [...]


As I understand it, in the UK the late May bank holiday Monday was moved to June 4, and Tuesday, June 5 was was also a bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. That gave you all a very long bank holiday weekend last week in the UK. Well, you’ve had your turn, now [...]

Queen Elizabeth

It all started 10 weeks ago with Easter Monday. Three weeks after that, we had Anzac Day. Quick on its heels, just one week later, it was Labour Day. Now today is another bank holiday Monday, the fourth in ten weeks. This time, we’re celebrating the Queens birthday. This is how she was 56 years [...]