Who doesn’t love an overseas trip? New foods, new places, new experiences – a world of wonder! Over the Christmas break, I was away for a month indulging in all things big and small, recharging the batteries and rejuvenating the soul. But, when I hopped off the plane back here, and walked out of the airport, I only sensed one feeling: home. It was the way the heat hit my skin as I walked out of the air-con, and that distinct smell of our native plant’s oils seeping into the moist, summer air. Even back at my house I noticed the unique beauty of the light lingering in the warmth of the evening and the rainbow lorikeets having a last fruitful play before roosting for the night. This is home. Yet, was I born here? No. Do I call other places home too? Yes. Yet, that does not change the fact that Australia, its people, its culture and its amazing environment holds a very special place in my heart.
Believe it or not, nearly half of (49%) of the Australian population is born overseas! So, there is no doubt, we have a fast changing, ever-expanding, culturally diverse nation; but no matter where one comes from, home is home and family is family. And that is what we choose to celebrate at Family Clean when it comes around to 26th January, Australia Day. It is about appreciating this amazing land we call home and celebrating our rich backgrounds from wherever we come from in this world.
Now, I realised, when travelling, that we have such beauty here on our back step, that making an effort to actually explore the country we call home, wouldn’t be such a bad idea! Whether you’re looking for Byron’s Bay best day trips or an Outback adventure, Lonely Planet has some great tips!
One thing it is also important to reflect on in our modern society is the Aboriginal teaching ‘the land owns us, we don’t own the land’. To strive to respect the earth we walk on and take care of the environment is something Family Clean also takes very seriously, proving our cleaners with exclusively eco-friendly products for your home.
…to get your free native plants from the Brisbane City Council. We know we love supporting local, so it’s get to see this council initiative involving our beautiful local nurseries!