Hot ! Hot ! Hot ! now down under so there could well be some summertime thunder while Santa is here for Christmas Australia has won the Ashes cricket series so everyone is a little more chipper
We seem to have some possible names for the Kangas Being led by Rufus it could well go like this :
Now, Hopper! Now, Skippy! Now, Ginger and Joey!
On, Sheila! Matilda! On, Rocko and Wally!
How about that!
Well now that we know that Santa swaps his sled in the South pole and comes straight up here to Australia on a surfboard with Kangas we really need to know a little bit about these kangas and what better place to start than with their names ??
As I have said earlier we need to have one called Rufus similar to Rudolph and the Latin name for red kangaroo is Macropus Rufus so this fits in really well
According to Wikipedia, in traditional stories Santa Claus's sleigh is led by nine reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph.
The names of Donder and Blitzen apparently come from Germanic words for Thunder and Lightning !! Pretty impressive names eh ??
So maybe for a start can we match Donder and Blitzen with some indigenous names for thunder and lightning ??
We need help here with the names Any ideas ??
I'm sure being Australian we should really have at least one larrikin Kanga !!
Larrikin is an Australian slang word and is defined as someone who is always enjoying himself/herself, harmless prankster All part of the rich Australian way of life
Talk about being "too flamin' hot " Well it certainly was in Perth today where the temperature reached 37 C while Australia and England battled it out for the coveted Ashes trophy in cricket This is in stark contrast to the temperatures at home for the English players where their families are sitting around the fire in temperatures of close to zero hoping for snow and maybe getting it Whereas I don't think we'll get snow in Australia
I received a letter from a young lad the other day and he was telling me that he loved to read and in fact did a lot of reading . He went on to say that he had just finished reading the "Upside Down " book. He had really enjoyed it particularly the rhymes and the drawings in the book. He said he had never seen a book quite like it before and he has shown it to all his friends. He even said that it would work better if he stood on his head while he read it ?? I was just thinking this must be a very interesting book and I should really get a copy and read it.
However as his story in the letter continued I began to realise that the "Upside Down" book he was talking about was in fact "Christmas Down Under" and he had seen that the Christmas in Australia was in the other half of the world or down under the top half !! How clever !!
So we need now to look a little bit further into the Kangas that are driving the sleigh and check out their names and personalities !!
What a load of fun ! We may need some input to guess which Kanga does what and how they all fit in with the team