Everybody needs good neighbours, so could yours soon be Australian?
Plenty of regions and countries around the world like to lay claim to the fact that they are, in fact, ‘God’s Own Country’.
Be it a proud Yorkshireman, a teary Irishman marooned in a bar in Thailand, a flag-waving American keen on telling anybody who will listen why they hail from the Greatest Country on Earth, or even the quiet German, politely experiencing other cultures but silently ranking each as that-little-bit-inferior to their own.
Such nationalistic pride is understandable, and actually quite useful. The world is learning to embrace difference, but the flipside to that is a growing sense of remembering where you came from.
Australians are a great example of this…