This is Australia Day weekend (Australia Day is our 4 th of July but with added racism)

Australia Day this year fell on Saturday, so we get an extra public holiday on Monday. Traditionally the national youth channel (triple J)has done hottest 100 countdown on this day but has recently moved the date due to acknowledgement of racism/that it is a terrible day for indigenous Australia.

But the countdown mentality is still there. So today (not Australia Day) my husband and I went to a count down of the hottest 100 gins. Last week I had a moment of weakness and coughed up for VIP tickets. Guaranteed entry plus time in an vip area. Which turned out to be air conditioned! (It’s summer, we are having a heat wave) and a four hour drinks package including some very nice tins. About halfway in my husband and I were sipping our G&Ts, reading our kindles in silence. Kindred spirits. I did marry the right one, because he is willing to go to these things and is happy to sit in silence, reading (except when reading his phone and telling me about things I already know)