Saturday, February 11, 2006

Love a bit of culcha!

We had a lovely day today mooching around the National Multicultural Festival. There were performances, stalls and lots and lots of people. In fact, there were so many people there today I think the whole of Canberra's population turned out for it. It was a beautiful sunny day - but not too hot - so I don't blame EVERYONE for coming.

Romily saw more people at once than she'd ever seen before and smiled and laughed her whole way around the place. She isn't frightened by crowds any more apparently!

It was reassuring to see so many people enjoying themselves and soaking up the myriad cultures that mix together to create what's so wonderful about Australia. A far cry from the so-called race riots in Sydney late last year. Let's hope tolerance of 'the other' continues and we grow to understand that we are ALL Australian - not just those of anglo heritage.

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