As I checked in to twitter to
spy on see all my new #ausblogcon friends I was reminded by BektheWrecker that it’s Harmony Day today. It seems to me that this is something that escapes the notice of most Australians, unless perchance they have kids at school… I would never have noticed otherwise but I’m delighted to have been reminded because Harmony Day is significant for me.
It’s my Oziversary. (I know… I bet you wish you had an Oziversary too, it’s an awesome thing reserved for those who weren’t born in Oztraya – but who became Australians unnaturally – which is called being naturalised. Please.Explain)
In honour of this most auspicious occasion, and given that today is in fact my 5th Oziversary and because I [hope I] have new readers who won’t have seen it before. I’m posting a link to the account of my ‘Citizenship Interview’ for your amusement,
It’s one of my favourites and it starts a little something like this…
Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
From behind she can hear breathing, slow and steady. Intimidating, almost terrifying, even.
She dare not move.
Closing her eyes, she offers up a silent prayer and opens them again, her eyes adjusting slowly to the dim. It’s light enough to see a desk before her, covered with documents like old exam papers sitting ready, a black biro to their left.
To her left a clock ticks, marking a slow agonising countdown, one with no apparent end.
And still, she waits.
In the distance the sound of heavy feet approaching makes her catch her breath in fear…
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