I don't recall being a part of Australia Day celebrations until the eighties when my own children were growing up. The bicentennial of 1988 was the first time we formally celebrated Australia Day. Every year since then we have celebrated with friends somewhere in our beautiful country on Australia Day.
Barbecues, pavlova (See below for recipe!) and green and gold iced cup cakes are a feature of the day. Always outside, and always celebrated somewhere in this beautiful vast land of ours.
I do love the tropics but I am yet to spend an Australia Day up there in the summer heat. One summer we will brave the cyclone season and go sailing in our beloved Whitsunday Islands and celebrate Australia Day on the water. We have already organised our winter trip for 2014 and ...yes... I can feel another book coming on!
What's your favorite way to spend time with your family?
I love cooking pavlova when they come to visit, and we always have pavlova on Australia Day!
The recipe you ask?
Here it is.. with my own secret, special topping!
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