Is that a Coolibah tree beside the abandoned house? Every Australian knows about Coolibah trees because the bush ballad Waltzing Matilda is nigh on our unoffical national anthem but most of us live nowhere near the inland where they grow. Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, Under the shade of a Coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me. Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.
"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring"
I love these country mid-century cafes. They're like little time machines.ReplyDelete
I like your turn of phrase Winam.Delete
We sell good foodReplyDelete
not fast food
That's a sign I like to see.
Yeh isn't great. That day there were quite a lot of city folk in the cafe and boy were they grumbling about the length of service.Delete
Show me a white table-cloth and sparkling silver, and I run a mile.ReplyDelete
Oh yes ... me too ... even though I love sparkling silver, shiny crystal and fine dinner plates, even a starched and ironed white linen cloth ... but only at home.Delete