Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wedding Guests - House of Humble

House of Humble is one of my absolute favourite new (to me) blogs. Visiting their blog feels so relaxing and really gets me inspired. I am so pleased to have them as Wedding Guests today!

Hi! We're Katie and Reuben and we're from Sydney, Australia.

When Elycia asked us to write a guest post for her lovely blog, we thought it would be a good opportunity to teach you all a little bit about where we live...

There are a lot of misconceptions about Australia. For starters, most of us do not say "g'day" or ''crikey'' and nobody we know has 
ever said "throw another shrimp on the barbie". We can't really understand where that phrase came from because in Australia we don't even call them "shrimp''. We call them "prawns".

We have different names for lots of things. We call ''sweaters'' ''jumpers'', we call "cilantro'' ''coriander'', we call "comforters'' ''doonas" and we call ''cell phones'' ''mobiles''.

We call ''popsicles'' ''icey poles''.

We call ''flip flops'' ''thongs''.

We call ''thrift stores'' ''op-shops'' (that's short for ''opportunity shops").

We call ''fries'' ''chips'' and we call ''Burger King'' ''Hungry Jacks''.

But aside from our funny words and accents we aren't really that different. Despite popular belief we don't all have pet kangaroos, we don't all live in the outback and we don't all wear khaki safari suits.

That said, not everything you have heard about Australia is wrong.

Australia really is home to some of the best beaches in the world. Even when it is rainy they are so beautiful.

We really do roll sponge cakes in chocolate and coconut and call them ''lamingtons''. The weather really is as nice as you've heard, we really do enjoy eating vegemite and koalas really are that cute. 
We think Australia is a pretty amazing place. Maybe you'll come visit some time?

Katie and Reuben x

Thank you so much! Isn't their photography magical? I am actually going a bit bonkers over that popsicle photo...sorry, that "icy pole" photo. (it is my desktop background at the moment!)



  1. I really like the layed back vibe of Reuben and Katie. I love their blog, and it's even coller that Reuben crochets. Brilliant.

  2. South Australian here, down here we call icy poles ice blocks!
    Funny the differences between not just countries but states.

  3. Loved this post! :)
    I love hearing how different places call the same things by different words!
    I wanna go to Australia!!!!

  4. House of Humble is a new to me blog as well and I'm in love! I love their adventures and photographs and this was great getting to know their home. Icy poles is my favorite new phrase :)

  5. Ive been pondering where to go on my my big graduation trip and Australia has always been an option. This really makes me want to go. Thanks for sharing them, Im gonna go follow them now! :)

  6. Ummm! I need to go to Australia now! Not even kidding!! Brilliant post!

  7. Yay House of Humble! I love this post, many Americans seem to have all these silly ideas about Dutch people as well and I keep having to explain that no, we're not all blonde and wear clogs and fyi we founded NYC!

  8. hehe yaaay! go aussie go!

    i love katie and rueben and i also love living in good ol' australia... if you visit sydney, you must visit melbourne too!

    oh, and for some reason, everyone likes the way we say "beer".... well they did when i visited the USA!

  9. Awwww, y'all sound like such a cute couple and BEAUTIFUL photography! My wife and I went to the zoo last month and we saw a kangaroo who was totally just lazin' out in the sun. He was stretched out and everything! :P Thought you should know. XP

  10. It's always been a dream of mine to visit Australia and New Zealand!Thanks for sharing this info with us, now I know what "op-shopping" is!

  11. awwwww. you are both adorable! that's it! i'm moving to australia. jesreay isn't doing it for me anymore. haha. lamingtons.

  12. suddenly really want some french fries..

  13. That's us! Yaaaay! Thank you so much for inviting us to play on your blog (and for saying such sweet, lovely things!) <3

  14. Katie & Reuben rock!! & so does Elycia!!
    Lamingtons are one of my all time fave treats. There is a bakery here who is ran by an Australian woman & she used to serve them... sadly no longer. I miss them so.

  15. I am so desperate to visit Australia one day. I love all the photos of the landscape I have ever seen, and everyone I "met" online from Australia seems so relaxed and colorful! On my way to House of Humble!

  16. Yay for Aussies!
    Yay for Salvos!
    Yay for lamingtons!

    Love from another Sydney-sider,
    Haylz x


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