It's Australia Day. It's our favourite sort of day, a public holiday. It has been raining for days over the eastern seaboard, causing flooding to many areas, only a short twelve months since the devastating floods of 2011. Despite the unfriendly weather, the nation came together as one to celebrate Australia Day in style.
We spent the day with some good friends, starting with a traditional Aussie lunch of delicious barbecued lamb.
After dessert, it was time to work it all off with a game of backyard cricket.
Hats were thoughtfully provided as the sun started to break through the clouds. After a drawn match, it was time for that other traditional game ...
Boules. Boules? Well, it's traditional in some parts of the world and that's all that matters.
Mr Fudge used his baseball toss, which wasn't quite cricket, but very effective all the same.
The tape measure was called for ...
... and the winner congratulated.
Wherever you are, happy Australia Day!