Happy Australia Day!

Bit of controversy this year about the date of Australia Day, as for Indigenous Australians it marks the day of invasion, not settlement. It’s a dark side of Australian history, and it’s hard to find ways to go forward. I hope that at least by recognising this day isn’t a celebration for everyone, but also by doing this it can offer some sort of healing. I hope that there can be a peaceful and healing way to the future, and that’s what this day means to me this year.

So cheers, may the future of Australia be peaceful and inclusive for all.

Here’s a link from SBS offering an explanation of why people do/do not want the date changed. It’s a well measured article explaining the debate to change Australia Day.

Happy Women’s Christmas

One of my Irish friends introduced me to a lovely tradition from her country. Women’s Christmas.

It’s an Irish tradition where after Christmas the family puts on a meal for the women of the household to say thank you for all their preparation and cooking over Christmas.

So my friend invited some women and we all went out and treated ourselves in honour of this Irish tradition. A fun night sharing a meal and drinks and conversation with fellow women.

Happy Women’s Christmas to you 💖

Lilliana Rose