Australia's true colours
THE Somerset region was a hub of Australian spirit last week with many adorned with southern crosses and green and gold.
Esk Wayne's World, manager, Sandra Nolles, said the Australia Day paraphernalia was flying off the shelves.
“There has been an increase in sales and we were run off our feet with people coming in to get their last minute Australia Day stuff,” she said.
“We also had a hamper that we were raffling off this year, so that made sure that there were a lot of people getting into the spirit of things.
“We had a lot of different stuff this year, a lot that I haven't seen before and the range is better than last year.
“We have had people who have never been into Australia Day before come in this morning and buy flags and all the other things we have, which is great.”
She said Wayne's World normally opens on public holidays, but it seemed like a positive thing for the recovering flood ravaged town of Esk.
“It's nice that with everything that has happened that people are still able to celebrate the day,” she said.