Friday, January 15, 2010

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie,

My brother-in-law Mark is ex-Aussie military, he retired a few years back as a Colonel.
As is quite often the way with the armed forces he has been stationed all over the world and lived in many countries with my sister and their 2 sons.

What a life they have had - and what a world they have seen!
But one thing about Mark that you need to understand is that he is fiercely patriotic, he loves nothing more than telling everyone he meets what a fantastic country we live in - how Australia is called the lucky country for a reason and my all time favorite, how Western Australia is bigger than Texas!!! (which he made into a t- shirt on his last trip to Houston so he could wear it at his big conference there with all the Texans.... yes, he did!!)
Yes, Mark is the epitome of the Aussie Larrikin, his first stint in the US garnished him so much attention in the officer's club, his peers and their families due to his constant pranks and tricks - Even the wives would comment to my sister as to how 'fun' her life must be, and how she must spend all her time in stitches.... to which my sis responded with her usual answer to that question..
(monotone voice) 'Oh yes, ........he's hilarious **rolls eyes/shakes head**'
(A wife never quite appreciates the constant hilarious capers of their husband ;) )

Anyway, Mark is currently working in Kazakhstan and has been for the past year doing a 6 weeks away, 6 weeks home rotation. A few days before his last fly-out he asked me if I would make each member of his team a coaster with an Aussie Flag on it, that said G'day to each of them.....
Remembering that is is Mark, I had to put our Aussie Call on the back for him!!


Only thing is when I had finished them all I realised that they might mistake Oi, Oi, Oil!!

for Oi, Oi, Oill... hmmmmmmm.....
Hugs
Jen xo

PS - don't forget the JINGLE SOX GIVEAWAY - will be drawn at the end of next week!!

4 comments:

Kellyansapansa said...

What fabulous coasters and a great way to support our boys and girls!

Ally said...

They're really cute! I bet they love them!

Great work!

tinkerverve said...

What a fun project. They look great!

Dee said...

GEEZE, JEN!!! LIKE I SAID, I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY COMMENTS ON MY SITE, AND NOW I AM SEEING THEM! WHAT A THRILL. LOVE YOUR COASTERS!!
PINK HUGS,
DEE @
deeslittlepinkie