Thursday, June 24, 2010

Barry

Well jiggedy jig jig jig - we have a new Prime Minister!

Our first female Prime Minister.

Who was born in Wales. Not that you could tell by her accent. She's assimilated into a true blue Aussie, if her heavy strine is anything to go by.

But she's Welsh. Born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, to be exact.

Which, if you are a fan of Gavin & Stacey (like I am), you'll be more familiar with as the hometown of the lovely Stacey, her mum, her uncle Bryn and best friend Nessa ("Ooooh... tidy").

I absolutely love that this is where our first female PM was born. I know that's a little strange of me and I'm sure many people are saying "well that's a bit shallow m_m, what about her politics"? To them I say, too bad. I'm not really a political person. Sure, I veer to the left quite a bit, but at the end of the day, I'm more interested in the person, what makes them tick and what little quirks they might have which I might find entertaining (and useful at trivia nights).

And "truth be told", "I'm not going to lie to you", our new PM sharing a hometown with the "genuine" (albeit fictional) Nessa is a quirk I find quite hilarious.

So hurrah for our first female PM. And by the way, snaps to her for knowing (and using) the name of every journalist at her press conference this morning. She's thorough. I reckon she'll make a damn good stab of the job.

And I'd really love for her to lean across to Tony Abbott in Question Time and say "I wanna do you slowly", à la Keating to Hewson.

However on a more important matter...

Since Jules is an ex-Barryite, what do you think the chances are of getting Smithy over here to rev up the Socceroos? Maybe then in 2014 they might actually make it past the first round.




1 comment:

Chai said...

Tony was born in London.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Abbott

BTW, bike shop in Melb. Looked similar....

http://www.threethousand.com.au/goods/papillionaire-bicycles/