Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Did You Know?

Hi everyone,

I didn't know that 17 September is Australian Citizenship Day, did you?

This was in a letter I received around a month ago.  (I love the nice little quilty touch they included in the graphics just for me LOL)

I passed the citizenship test back in May.  Next step after that is to wait for a letter of invitation to attend a ceremony and taking the Pledge of Allegiance.   The ceremony is tonight at 7pm.

I don't know how to knit, so I asked my friend Maria if she would knit a scarf in red, white, and blue for me to wear to the ceremony tonight.  She went to great lengths to find the colours especially for me because all of her usual places to shop didn't have what she needed.  It is so pretty, thank you Maria! Pop over to Maria's blog to read this post about what another lady made with one of these is very clever!!

I will leave you for now with one of my favourite Aussie pictures as I reflect today on the day I arrived just over 9 years ago, with two suitcases, a new job waiting for me, and plenty of dreams for the future.   Tonight is really the night! :)  xx debbie


  1. Congrats Debbie...& I suppose officially WeLCoMe to Australia.
    Have a great night! :)

  2. Happy Citizens Day
    and have a lovely night tonight

  3. Congrats and enjoy your ceremony.

  4. congrats Deb and have fun tonight and what a treasure Maria is.xx

  5. Hello Debbie,

    Congratulations, have a wonderful time tonight. Maria is a good friend to knit that for you.

    Happy days.

  6. Fancy having a special Citizenship day - just for you!! LOL
    Enjoy it

  7. Have a great night tonight and enjoy it all!

  8. Enjoy your evening. Love the scarf.

  9. It was a lovely ceremony! Thank you so much for inviting me along to it, Debbie xx

  10. CONGRATS Debbie! Now you can 'Oi, Oi, Oi" to your hearts content!
    And how generous is Maria to make you such a great scarf, very patriotic indeed...


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