A Visit From Down Undah!

A couple from Australia is arriving today to stay in the Pink House for a week!  This is only my second international booking so I’m excited to introduce them to our town and neighborhood. Although I’m not required to put any food in the house when I book guests from the VRBO website, I like to put some local fare in the larder for foreign guests so they can get a taste of southern grub.  I put a six pack of Coke in the small glass bottles in the fridge cuz nothing says AMURICA like Co-Cola right?  Plus there are some frozen Mary B’s biscuits in the freezer, and milk, OJ, butter, jam and such.  Jim wouldn’t let me get Moon Pies.  He was afraid Aussies wouldn’t get that joke. 😦

For fun I did want to put one “Australian” thing in the cupboard, so with the help of a friend (Thanks Melanie!) I was directed to World Market where I picked up some of this!



I have no idea what this stuff tastes like or if Australians actually like it, but I thought it might make them giggle.  I also went crazy and baked them my MeMaw’s pecan pah!  After they eat that, they will undoubtedly get work visas and make arrangements to stay in the good old USA.

Since it’s October, the house is desecrated for Halloween too.

Sparkly spiders!

Sparkly spiders!

Scary cats and pink & purple punkins!

Scary cats and pink & purple punkins!

Actually more

Actually more “prissy” than scary.

Inside I put some of fluffy friends in case they got homesick for their favorite animals.

Cute Koalas

Kute Koalas

And of course a kangaroo and Kiwi bird.

Technically the Kiwi is from New Zealand, but hey, that's close enough right?

Technically the Kiwi is from New Zealand, but hey, that’s close enough right?

The hospitality  committee is waiting to give them an enthusiastic welcome!

Buster and my current rescued turtle. I think they're discussing racing strategies.

Buster and my current rescued turtle. I think they’re discussing racing strategies.

My guests will be exploring civil rights monuments and historic sights during their visit.  They plan to see the Dexter Ave. Church, the National Civil Rights Memorial and they’re going to Selma too.  If you see them around the hood in our little maroon golf cart, give them a welcoming “howdy”.  And, I hope you’ll refrain from making them say “shrimp on the Barbie”, “Crikey!”, “Good day mate!”, or “Now there’s a knife!” I know it will take every ounce of self control I have! 🙂

14 thoughts on “A Visit From Down Undah!

  1. You are an amazing decorator in addition to all your other talents. The Aussies will be thrilled, I’m sure! The pecan pie has to be the highlight of the food stock. I can tell you have a passion for doing this. Glad you are doing something you love….and making money at it. 🐢🐇🐓🐈

    • Dearest Aunt Carol, I would so love to pamper you and my sweet Uncle in the Pink House. 😦 Thanks for your nice words. I do love it and am grateful to my poor husband for indulging me.

  2. Girl, you always make me laugh! I was going to ask you if the Vegemite was good. That name always makes me think of Lucille Ball, but you have to be old like me to understand the reference. 🙂

  3. Lol, Ask BJ about his Vegemite meals he dined on while in Australia, or better yet sample some on toast! He brought some home for us to enjoy!

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