“Australian schools must have a functioning flagpole if they are to qualify for extra educational funding, Prime Minister John Howard has said.” (BBC). It’s starting to feel more than ever like we’re the 51st State. Who has a flagpole, let alone salutes it? I love the Age’s editorial note: “Mr Howard denied the changes were old fashioned and that the insistence schools bring to prominence the flying of the national flag was patronising.”
In nicer news, “the Tote celebrates 21 years as a Melbourne music institution” (Age).
It’s my birthday too, and I want to go to Regent’s Park for a picnic. The weather isn’t looking great but at least I get to have a summer birthday in this hemisphere. (An iPod or a home-made cd of music you think I’d like, thanks! Mia denied the charge that she was dropping hints).

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  1. mez says:

    an i-pod or a home made cd!?
    what about the middle budget people like me that are neither rich enough for the 1st suggestion nor as cheap as the 2nd.

  2. Mia says:

    You don’t have to get me a present! I just like the idea of people who know a bit about my taste giving me new ideas.

  3. Dreeny says:

    Happy Bday cutie!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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