Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Elections and rummage sales

Sat night night was our big state election. 
Now while I am a little non-plussed
 about the result,
 I am grateful!

How lucky am I to be in a country
 where (as a woman)  I have a vote?
I did not have to travel for days to get to the polling booth,
 and my life was not put in danger.

I am grateful that my government did not rig the election
 as is evidenced by it being well
 and truly thrown out of office.

So while I am concerned at the environmental integrity of the newly elected party
(and I hope with all my heart they look after our wild rivers)
I am grateful to live in a democratic system!

There is another wonderful thing about democratic elections....

Where there is a polling booth there is often a super fantabulous rummage sale!!! 
We stumbled upon a beauty at the local church up the road.

Plastic jewellery isn't for everyone,
 but I've never been that enamoured by diamonds.
 I'm in retro love my new plastic orange bangles

These glossy red numbers will cheer up many an outfit!

But thats not all! No sir-ee!

We came home with 4 bags of cheap old, books
and this is my favourite....


for 50 cents!
Thats a lot to be grateful for!

Sharing this Elle and Lou ramble here:


  1. Those of us that live in a democratic society are so lucky, compared to what we see on the news about some of those other countries especially!!

    I saw that you are in AU.
    How fun! My hubby and I went to Canberra, AU Oct 2010. Hubby has a friend that lives there (he's Aussie) they met in high school. His dad was in the Navy and was stationed in CA, USA for a while.

    Thank you again for your lovely comment and for stopping by my place.

    1. Thanks for your comments too! I hope next time you come to Australia you get up to the north.
      Canberra is pretty, but the north is gorgeous!

  2. Love the Super Dictionary. That's the kind of book I dream of findiing in a local junk shop.....dream dream dream.

  3. Well said. Lucky you at the Polling booth. We had a sausage sizzle and a cake raffle.


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