One of the things we love about Australia is that you can have a holiday by the lake or beach that isn’t too expensive.
For example, you can stay at a caravan park or go camping off the beaten track.
Now we’re not saying we’re averse to living it up in the five-star luxury comfort of a swish hotel. Who doesn’t like to be pampered?
But there’s a different type of comfort when you can stay at a place called Club Med Budgewoi.
This place might sound expensive but, if you look at this picture, you’ll see it’s not.
At Club Med Budgewoi, you get beautiful lake views. And you get serenity.
You can go for a stroll around the lake or borrow a vacant tinny and go for a row on the peaceful, calming lake.
You can eat fish and chips for dinner. You can even go fishing to catch your dinner. You can sit on a bench, gaze at the lake and contemplate the universe. Or, you might prefer to watch an egret search for its dinner near the shore.
Club Med Budgewoi isn’t for everyone. It probably wouldn’t suit snooty people or those hyperactive types who can’t sit still.
It’s said that the best things in life are free. So we’re delighted to inform you that Club Med Budgewoi costs nothing.
We should also disclose that it’s not actually a place, it’s more a state of mind. Anyone can get there, but you’ve got to know the way.
Budgie Smuggler Final
Now we’ll segway from Budgewoi to budgie smugglers.
We’ve written recently that three Newcastle blokes made the top 10 of the prestigious Budgy Smuggler Ordinary Rig Gala.
Will Mowbray, Hayden Gavin and Dave Eddy will be among those vying for the coveted crown of Australia’s Most Ordinary Rig at Ivy nightclub’s pool bar in Sydney on Wednesday. We wish ‘em good luck.
The lads will pose on a catwalk that mimics a Victoria’s Secret fashion show. They’ll be wearing homemade angel wings.
Adam Linforth, founder of the swimwear company Budgy Smuggler, said the event began as a way to poke fun at a Victoria's Secret show.
But he said the idea crystalised when five young fellas “drove an hour to our office to pick up smugglers for schoolies”.
“They were a good young bunch and they were excited for the week ahead. One of them mentioned ‘yeah, we've been getting ripped for the big week’,” he said.
An alarm bell went off in Adam’s head.
“The amount of pressure on young people to look ridiculous that comes through Instagram and marketing is a pretty heavy load,” he said.
The event aimed to celebrate that “you don't have to be a shredded beast to have a good time and be loved”.
The event will raise money for the organisation LIVIN, which raises awareness about mental health.
Its motto is “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”.