Thursday, May 26, 2011

EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival

The topic for this Blog Carnival is:

In the southern hemisphere it's Autumn right now.  The days are shorter and the nights longer.

  1. What's something interesting you have found out about living 'down under'? (Yes, the water does go down the plughole the other way :~))
  2. If you have travelled 'down under' what did you see or do?

I chose these topics to show the international flavour of the EtsyBloggers team :-)

When my parents said we were emigrating to New Zealand this is what (as a 15 year old) I knew:

  • My granddad and uncle worked at the Captain Cook Museum in Middlesbrough, so I knew about the Moari people wearing grass skirts.
  • I knew about Captain Cook because the area that I grew up in in the North of England was known as 'Captain Cook Country'.
  • I saw Auckland on the TV once when the French bombed the Rainbow Warrior. 
  • I heard a lot of:  "Oh, you're moving to New Zealand... isn't that attached to Australia by the Sidney Harbour Bridge?"  (It's not by the way - Australia is a different country and a good couplehours aeroplane ride away : ~))
A (ahhmm) 'few' years later I know that New Zealand has the most amazing unspoilt countryside in the Alps in the South Island, 90 mile beach in at the top of the North and the plains of the desert road in the middle. I enjoy going on holiday in the country I live in, even though I sometimes would love to go to a country pub in Britain or a castle in Europe. So the most 'something interesting' thing that I have found out living down under is that a new (in terms of history) country is just as beautiful as an old country. They just have different beauties.

Oh - and I personally think that southern hemisphere makes better red wine ;-)

Now you'll want to check out the comments section where my participating teammates have placed their blog post links on their impressions and thoughts of the Land Down Under.

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Janet Bocciardi said...

My post asks the question:
What is the largest living structure on Earth?

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You make me want to visit even more now!
Here's my post:

AuNaturelle said...

Finds Of The Day!

storybeader said...

nice to read about down under! Enjoy the carnival {:-D

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Kangaroos, Koalas and Taz, Oh My!!

Jessica said...

Here's my post:

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Here's my post:

Missie said...


Gilliauna said...

Wonderful theme!