Still the lucky country
I've spoken about the wonderful library we have in our 'new' town. Perhaps what I neglected to state is that the library is free to join, it's free to borrow - and accessible on the Net - and full of friendly staff as well as thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers and goodness knows what else.
The other thing I need to share is this picture of what is in our backyard. Nice?
Yes, it's more than nice. This is Queensland, Australia, and most Queenslanders have something similar in their back yards. I'm not (never have been, nor ever will be) a wealthy person and yet I have a house with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study and, as you can see, a swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees. It is now the middle of winter and we are not currently using the pool, but it still looks lovely, with reflections of the garden and the beautiful blue sky above. What more could one want?
This is Australia, the beautiful country. Sure, our politics are crap - but what else do we have to whinge about? Who would wish for anything more? Not me!
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