Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I am heading for Big Things

I found out today that I will be sitting my exam next month in Nambour, Queensland. I had never heard of Nambour before (I hope none of the local examiners should stumble upon my blog and be offended by that fact) but I have since learnt that it is home to The Big Pineapple and its lesser-known cousin The Big Macadamia Nut. According to Wikipedia, famous people born in Nambour include our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and national treasure Bindi Irwin. There is a stirring musical tribute to Steve Irwin on the official Nambour website. (I must insist that you check out those links to the Big Pineapple and Macadamia Nut - they are most entertaining.)

On a note that is unrelated, much like my parents, thanks must go to some of my favourite bloggers for mentioning Cerebral Excrement. The hilarious Ally at Today Is My Birthday! compared Cerebral Excrement to "a tiny flavoursome rice cracker" in her post entitled "Sick." (Hmm.) The very stylish and always grammatically correct Mitchell & Dent included Cerebral Excrement in a list of Perth's best blogs! I am totally flattered and shocked to be there and I am sure it is just because of my constant (well-justified) flattery of them. Thank you ladies!


  1. LOL! We have a "Big Apple" and a "Big Nickle" here.

    Congrats on the mentions, your blog is one of my fave places to visit too!

  2. well right on!

    and the comment you left today made me laugh out loud. there are a LOT of idiotic americans out there. i like to think i am NOT one of them, but i know i have my moments too. :)

  3. We have a big salmon, a big kiwifruit, and a huge crayfish. The macadamia nut could be misinterpreted ("Nambour, Spiky Nipple Capital of the World!")

    Good luck for exam and congrats on blog success! The Perth list mention, not me.

  4. Aw we don't have anything big around here that is worth mentioning hahaha
    Oh well, c'est la vie.
    And your blog is awesome, you deserved those mentions!!
    Much love dear!

  5. Hi, You won the £20 prize + straws on Tea for Joy for retweeting the results - email me your details please (I can't see an address on here)teaforjoy@gmail.com. Thanks!


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