Tomorrow many of us will be cranking up the barbecue and gathering with friends and family to celebrate Australia Day. If you’re organised like I happen to be you’ll have the sausages in the fridge, the meat marinating and the salads ready to throw together in the morning. I’ve even managed to whip up a chocolate, caramel, nut slice!
The food preparation may come easy to you but if you’re struggling with what to wear then let me offer you a few suggestions. A little white dress like this crochet number with strappy wedges has potential and is easy to throw a jacket over. You could resort to jeans and a great top but how about a maxi dress or a jumpsuit or shortsuit to stand out from the crowd. The weather is making things a bit tricky and in typical Melbourne style, we may need to layer up and prepare for four seasons in one day.
A little tassle bag keeps things fun. Remember to paint your nails and throw on some fab jewellery.
These Nine West wedges are a comfy alternative if you want height and are great for elongating your legs. Ignore the bad pose and pay attention to the newest addition to the accessory buffet – earrings! I spotted them in Lovisa weeks ago for $10 but decided to wait for them to go on sale, which they did recently, dropping half price. Score!
Whatever you’re doing tomorrow pause for a moment to think about the freedom we enjoy in this beautiful, blessed country. And spare a thought and prayer for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the two Bali Nine drug smugglers facing execution by firing squad. My amazing pastors, Rob and Christie Buckingham, have been visiting and ministering to these men and have seen first-hand how completely reformed and rehabilitated they are. Andrew is studying to be a pastor, and runs cooking and first aid classes in Kerobokan prison in Bali. Myuran is empowering inmates with his art work. If you want to help our Aussie friends please go to Mercycampaign.org and sign the petition.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord,”He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2