Monday, 23 March 2009
Australia's Greenest Family?
Not a title we'd stand up for and bow. We do OK, we do the best we can, we're always looking for ways to improve, and enjoy the process - but we're not in that category, I'm sure there are many, many families out there doing it better, just not being so vocal about it. Not trying to be humble, it's the truth. So when I bought a copy of this weeks Woman's Day mag I was more than a little disconcerted by the big banner taking up a substantial portion of the page claiming we say we are.
The article is fine, few errors creeping in, but you get that, nothing too major. Eg, I wasn't a youth worker, it kind of reads as though we hand dug our dam (hey, I am not that good) you don't use grass for strawbales, you use straw, and I'm sure my face isn't that fat! (yeah it is, darn it, and I wish I could have any other expression on my dial than that stupid smirk it goes into everytime a camera gets pointed at it).
Apart from those few gripes the article is good, the reporter was lovely, the photographer equally so. But please read this as a disclaimer on our greeness relative to the rest of Australia's greeness, and have a happy day!
We're putting the roof on! About 1/3 of the way there now, tin on the roof, tin on roof! The roof, the roof, the roof is getting higher! (little ditty getting sung around here at the mo).