Australia's newest Prime Minister was sworn in today. She has taken the spot once held by Kevin Rudd who was born in Queensland (a fact not lost on my sense of humour)...
Anyhow, Julia Gillard was born in Barry Wales, the cultural centre of a very small BBC Three universe! This is where Russell Tovey played Budgie in Gavin & Stacey and is currently shooting Being Human series three.
Here is a newspaper article about Julia Gillard from 25/6/2010.
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Now, if the show Gavin & Stacey is totally authentic in its portrayal of modern Welsh life then the series of photos following may be best described as "slightly disturbing".
The Welcome To Barry Thrusting Ceremony
Scientists believe there are some ancient ceremonies still used by the locals in Barry, South Wales...
The vehicles are stopped and surround. The male occupants are restrained by the lesser beta males. The alpha male steadies himself and stands behind the male occupant. The female passengers are totally discarded.