G'day! This post is a little different than normal: in preparation for Australia Day, I've invited a bunch of blogger mates around for a party. They'll be sharing a post from their blog that fits our Australian theme. I hope you enjoy their offerings.
I've been cooking up a little something too - the very first Cooker and a Looker ebook! Too excited to wait? You can download it here - How to Host an Aussie Barbeque eBook - Cooker and a Looker
I'll be spending Australia Day rocking out to Keith Urban with Erin and Rach (the sobriety thieves) and my hot date for the night - Nathan, the Zucchini Farmers' son. Then backing up for an Aussie BBQ complete with thong throwing comp on Sunday afternoon.
how will you celebrate Australia Day?
Please link up one original post that is Australian in theme - I'm happy for a broad interpretation here!
The link will be live until January 31 - for those who want to let us know what they got up to on the Australia Day weekend.
If you're feeling generous, add a link back to Cooker and a Looker from your post.
Thanks for joining in!
Happy Australia Day - have a great weekend!
Tina Gray says
We'll be heading to the Lake Foreshore for Aussie Day breakfast celebrations, home for a BBQ lunch, then to the beach to watch the fireworks. Have a good one! x
You too, Tina. Thanks for joining in!
No idea what we are doing, though taking my 9 year old to a piano lesson is high on the list!
Piano lessons on a public holiday? That's a dedicated teacher! Have a good one Melissa
Sharon Clews says
The ebook is fabulous. Hilarious and very Aussie. And isn't there always a 'Keith'!
I am also off to see Keith Urban, but on Sunday night, really looking forward to it. I have to work on Australia Day but will be sure to lift a glass to our great country when I get home.
I thoroughly enjoy your blog and look forward to each new addition. Keep up the good work.
Happy Australia Day to you and all your family.
Shaz and Kev xx
I'm looking forward to Keith too.
Happy Australia Day to you and Kev. xx
Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors says
My hubby is working as always so we will have a bbq for tea and a couple of quiet drinks. Will be linking up tomorrow (or later today if I can finish my post!) And wow an ebook I'm looking ofrward to checking that out!
Thanks for linking up with #TUST
Annaleis - Blogs and PR Team Member
Thanks Annaleis - look forward to reading your post.
Oooh I can't wait to ready all these! This year will be our first Australia Day since we moved to Sydney from London. I can't wait to really get into the spirit of it all. Thanks for sharing. (popping over from TUSK)
Oops meant to type "read' all these!
Congratulations on your first Australia Day in Oz Mrs D. I hope you have a great weekend!
According to the weather man it is going to rain all weekend so our plans of heading to the beach have all been quashed. So I have no idea what we are going to be doing.
Rain is forecast here too Tegan. If I'd known all it took to make it rain was organising an outdoor BBQ, I would have done it months ago!
Have a laugh on me says
My friend will be joining you at Keith's place on Saturday! My hubby isn't working so we're hoping to have BBQ with friends, lamb chops of course! Although it is supposed to rain but we desperately need it! Have a great weekend! Emily
Housewife in heels says
Loved your ebook, although was a little disappointed it didn't include that squid cognac recipe!!! Thanks for hosting the party x
Modern Nomads With Kids says
Call me crazy but we'll be going camping. It's going to be busy but I'm looking forward to having an aussie beer & listening to Triple J.
Yvette @ Little Bento Blog says
Congrats on the linkup... what a lovely idea.. unfortunately I've been so busy this week I had forgotten Saturday was even Australia day!!
Will visit the other linkups you have xx Happy Australia Day for Saturday!
visiting from #TUST
Lara @ This Charming Mum says
I don't think we'll be doing much at all for Australia Day - possibly reading Australian themed blog posts if I get a chance! Have a great weekend 🙂
That is you in Grace's comp right? No 4?? ;o)
A great link up idea.
Aussie Day coincides with a family birthday, so we BBQ and drink with friends and family.
This year there is a pool so double the fun.
Arrived at your blog today via 'the power of 4' philosophy #FYBF
Love the power of 4 - I always find a great new blog! I just finished reading your post about shoplifting. Trying to get my thoughts together so my comment comes across the way it's intended!
Happy a great weekend!
I love Australia Day! This year, my partner's band is playing a backyard gig at the singers house. Should be a fun afternoon with friends and kids, slip n slides, thongs and the yearly Rissole Cook Off 🙂
Thanks for hosting the linky xx
Thanks for linking that gorgeous sun suit - you really are so clever. We're having a rissole-fest on Sunday, along with some lamb and vegemite sausages I found at the local butcher.
Have a great weekend!
Seana Smith says
Hi there, I'm planning a post about Aussie pals and emigration with a self care theme... ummm... but spending all day out with the kids and out tonight too... but will get it up by tomorrow. The Force is with me!
No rush Seana. Have a good day with the kids. I'm heading out with my hubby tonight too. Excited to be tarting myself up and heading to the city.
Look forward to reading your post when it's ready!
So exciting Amanda!
I've been thinking about mine and plan to get it up for tomorrow 🙂
Rita Azar says
We have a tradition over here since three years: we invite family and friends and do Australian breakfast on the barbie! Looking forward to it! Happy Australia Day!
I'll see how I go tomorrow - if I manage to write a post, I'll also try and come back and link up 🙂
Anne @ Domesblissity says
I'm off to see "South Pacific" tomorrow and trying to dodge this wet weather while enjoying Australia Day celebrations in Brisbane CBD. Thanks so much for hosting this great linky Amanda!
We were at a very wet QPAC on Friday night. Hope South Pacific was wonderful.
Happy Australia Day, Amanda!!! Love the e-book! And your BBQ Tape Mix? Awesomesauce. You had me at "Come Said The Boy!!!" Have a fab day with your family and enjoy the thong throwing! 🙂 x
Thanks Grace - it's finally raining here, so the thong throwing may become gumboot throwing. Not complaining though - the farm desperately needs it. I hope you guys have a great weekend too. x
A quiet weekend here due to the predicted bad weather!! Although if its not raining too badly we will ead down to our local pub for some sheep shearing and damper making!! Thanks forthe link up!!
It's raining here too, but we're so grateful that the dam is filling it won't dampen our weekend. (*boomtish!*)
Have a great weekend Ann.
The weather is utterly crap so we will not be doing our usual BBQ/Beach/All Things Aussie, instead we will be taking a sick 4 year old to the Dr and then leaving hiim with Nanna so we can spend the night in Brisbane and go to see Keith Urban!!
I'm headed to Keith tonight too. A friend told me to pack my boots though - there was ankle deep water in the carpark last night! It'll take more than ex-cyclone Oswald to keep me from Keith though!