So, I’ve made it back to the motherland and have spent time with friends and family. But now it is time to focus on Christmas. Given my luggage allowance (damn you economy class and my need to bring 8 dresses, 6 pairs of shoes and 4 handbags) I left gift buying until I got here.
Now, I know Australia still has Gaytimes, Chico lollies, Samboy crisps and Coon cheese, but colour me shocked (pun intended) when I spot these in a number of toy shops… The very same item caused such a stir in Manchester back in 2007 when the dolls were removed from a shop window by Police under the Public Order Act for being offensive. Not in Australia though. Appears only Arnott’s got the ‘this is a massive racial slur’ memo. Oh dear.