Friday 28th January 2011 – I decided to do a bit of sunbathing today so donned my bikini and headed down to the lagoon on the Esplanade. This is the first time I’ve done any sunbathing since I arrived in Australia and like most Brits abroad my stunning white flesh practically blinded the locals. I did, of course, apply sunscreen but when I later got changed back at the hostel I realised I hadn’t applied it very evenly as my tummy and legs were covered in red blotches where I’d obviously missed some bits.
One thing I’m happy to report about Australians is that the men here still uphold the fine tradition of short shorts and what the locals call “budgie smugglers” (i.e. speedo style swimming trunks). I must confess its really very nice to see a bit of leg from time to time!
Posted by Jill Maden at January 30, 2011 05:37 AM GMT