It could be said that when it comes to public service announcements, Aussies carry a certain sense of pride and obligation -- case in point: rallying around a generally good bloke, and letting it be known that it's FINALLY summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Ah yes -- December 1st came and went yesterday -- but not without a fair amount of noise on the Interwebs.
Excited souls were up at dawn to get a shot of summer's first sunrise, while others cracked a beer and shared in the cheer with their four-legged friend. Yep, the jury's out and it's still the most wonderful time of the year.
Rest of the world, you're welcome to your White Christmas. We'll stick with beach cricket, Mr Whippy and falling asleep to the sound of cicadas.