A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

29 Jan

1) Budgie smugglers are a brand of Aussie swimming trunks. As you might imagine, they are tight.

2) Slushies made from frozen fizzy drinks are both wonderfully cold and also still fizzy. Result.

3) You cannot buy alcohol in Australian supermarkets.

4) After sea grass, dugongs favourite food is romaine lettuce.

5) The words to the Australian national anthem. I shan’t repeat them here.

6) Galangal stains everything it touches a vibrant shade of yellow.

7) ABBA had a chess set in their changing room.

8) Bondi lifeguards wear navy blue and turquoise. I always thought it was red and yellow.


5 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. Mummy Mania 29/01/2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I love the budgy smugglers!! My mind has just gone places I wasn’t expecting at 5pm on a saturday afternoon!

  2. Jilly 30/01/2011 at 2:41 am #

    Some important cultural illumations :
    1.Budgie smugglers is the generic colloquialism for swimming trunks that aren’t boardies.
    2. You can buy alcohol in some Aussie supermarkets – e.g. Woollies Neutral Bay.
    3. If you know the words to our national anthem you are doing better than 90% of Aussies who were born before about 1980 !Those who didn’t learn it at school are lucky if they can do the first verse. Noone knows the second. I only know the first two lines of the first verse and then sort of hum. The words are ridiculous.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 01/02/2011 at 6:29 am #

      I know that budgie smugglers are the generic term, but there’s also an actual brand. We saw the adverts on the bus when we came to visit you!

  3. Metropolitan Mum 01/02/2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Haha for the budgies 🙂


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