Arriba Arriba!

I'm away til Tuesday so in the meantime you can all talk amongst yourselves. Your task is to say hello and describe yourself in ten words or less!

I'll start – I'm Shauna and I'm going on holidays today, SO THERE!

About Shauna Reid

Ahoy there! I’m Shauna, an author, copywriter and content mentor. I love telling stories about life and helping others to tell theirs.

Find out more about me and how we can work together – I’m now booking for October 2021.

80 thoughts on “Arriba Arriba!

  1. The questions below about Australia, are from potential visitors.
    They were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are
    the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a
    sense of humour.

    Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on
    TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK).
    A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching
    them die.

    Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
    A: Depends how much you’ve been drinking.

    Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney – can I follow the railroad
    A: Sure, it’s only three thousand miles, take lots of water.

    Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)
    A: So it’s true what they say about Swedes.

    Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a
    list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK)
    A: What did your last slave die of?

    Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in
    A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.
    Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does
    not… oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in
    Kings Cross. Come naked.

    Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)
    A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here
    and we’ll send the rest of the directions.

    Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
    A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

    Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys’ Choir schedule? (USA)
    A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which
    is…oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday
    night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

    Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? ( UK)
    A: You are a British politician, right?

    Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year
    A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk
    is illegal.

    Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense
    rattlesnake serum. (USA)
    A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All
    Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and
    make good pets.

    Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget
    its name. It’s a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)
    A: It’s called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out
    of gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You
    can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go
    out walking.

  2. Me: Procrastinator, perfectionist, laidback, creative, conversationalist, curious, non-conventional, amusing, honest, amiable.

  3. I’m Lizz and I’ve been reading wnp for five years.


    I’m Lizz: I’ll be sacked for reading wnp at work


    I’m Lizz. Damn Shauna and your many lovely holidays. Jealous!

  4. I’m Rob. Another Rob. Not the one above. Nor Robert from above. There are two other Robs in my office too. When did Rob become such a common name? I’m Bob.

  5. I’m Kirsten. Scottish long-haired green-eyed book-addicted black-clad French-speaking day-dreaming Shauny-phile.

    (What, we aren’t allowed hyphenation? Blast.)

  6. I’m TC, I played a minor part in Shauny’s blog one weekend years ago, and am aghast at all the fun she’s having now.

  7. i´m shauna (and gareth) in valencia and it´s 8pm and still 16 degrees!!!

    (how many words is that!! OLE!)

  8. Hello. I am Miss Rhi. Shauny is my big sister.

    BEAT THAT KIDDIES!!! Hee, Hee.

    Happy birthday Shauny!

    PS. Hello Mr TC. I remember your visit all those weekends ago. I think I made you apple & almond cake..mmmm.

  9. I’m Andrew.
    Outside I can see the ferries and cruise boats working a warm but greying Sydney Harbour.
    Inside I can hear rattling glasses and calumping as people get organised to get really drunk to celebrate horses running anti-clockwise around a track.
    Its The first Tuesday in November and the usual is happeing

  10. I’m Piffy and I want to know if I Asshole will ever be back.
    (Yes – I saw you up there SJ!)

  11. Cate. French geek. Caffeinated. Tired of goddamn Fox News Channel.

    (Was that ten? I have a migraine and have lost my ability to count, evidently. Hahaha, it’s ten.)

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