The other day I heard on TV someone said ohh you are Australian , you must be a convict …..The first few times you hear this so called joke it’s funny, this time I actually cried a little…seems the English are so sure we are all convicts….they are so judgemental and so …….wrong. If any of them ever bothered ( they don’t ) to check history correctly , they would find, 1.The biggest percentage of people who went there , went because they wanted to …as Staff, Guards, Free Settlers, people who wanted a fresh start in a wonderful, and as yet unspoiled land.
2. They paid their own way and were happy to for a chance at a fresh new start, in a place where there was sun for more than 5 minutes a year. That sun also had some heat in it and made them feel better.
3 That if you also think about it, when would the convicts have had time to have these families from which every Australian came from? After all they were not exactly free to go getting married and having kids, and by the time they were freed, most would be too old to even think about starting a family, all they would want is some peace. So then how can it be that every single Australian is a convict ??? It is just not possible …….
This, for me, sums up being Australian
I have had some very rough times since I have been here ( see previous blog ) and let me say that if it wasn’t for my fiancé and my best friend ( take a bow Janice ) also another Aussie living here, I would have gone to find a hole to crawl into. Between Rick and Janice they have kept me sane ( lol sort of ) they have been there always when all I wanted to do was quit. As it is I no longer go out, for a few reasons , lol, so none of my twitter people need ever worry about meeting me, it will never happen as I wont leave here unless to go to the Dr.
Having said all that let me say it makes me sad that the English are so judgemental, especially when as stated earlier in almost every case they are wrong. This is such a lovely country with so many beautiful places to see. There is also the lovely architecture, Big Ben, the London eye , The Tower ( shuddup duck ), Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Trafalgar Square ( but its a circle lol ) Leicester Square, and just town in general. It used to be wonderful going in there to see all that , the noise, the traffic, the sights, but it also has become a place I won’t go again as people just push into you and do not care, they then abuse you for being there, it is just unbelievable.
There is also Edinburgh, lovely city, lovely castle, great countryside on the drive up. My friend took me with her to Germany for a couple of days as I was very down and needed a lift, it was so lovely. There is just so much beauty here it could be a wonderful place if people would just lighten up a bit, and stop seeing everyone as the enemy.
Goal number 1 now is to just get sorted and go home , take my lovely Rick with me and go to a place where people will help each other and the sun shines lots. Am convinced the main problem with people here is the weather , it is cold ,wet,windy,snowy, for 95% of the time so they are the same , they just need to try and rise above it , if possible , know its not easy……