Recently, tourism Australia has changed its tactics on how to promote us. Perhaps the movie ‘Australia’ didn’t work, nor did ‘Where the Bloody Hell are ya?’ and I know the penned in, sad little kangaroo on the sidewalk in the U.S created interest for all the wrong reasons.
So they decided to let us tell it how we see it, what a great idea because then we can’t whinge that they did it wrong.
Anyone could submit a photo and a paragraph of 25 words or less that started with ‘There’s nothing like….’ to accompany the photo. I think the really good ones are going to make it onto a TV advertisment. Anyway, I submitted a QLD one and a Melbourne one and was excited to receive mail last week from Tourism Australia, with the liftout from the city newspaper and my entry in it! Gotta love making the paper for the right reasons. Anyway, here’s a scan and they changed my wording a bit (adding the Tallebudgera Estuary to the end) but I’ll forgive them. I was tickled pink and would otherwise have had no idea.
And here’s the picture. Apologies to Michael, because it’s his boat and it’s not like I let him drive, quite the opposite, he wouldn’t let me if he respected his life.