Friday, March 24, 2006

Reasons to be Cheerful [Part 1]

A few things we're looking forward to over the coming months...
Lots of links to click too, Bridge!

1. Aussie Rules footy ["AFL"] starting in the next month. Hopefully Carlton [my team] will fail to pick up the wooden spoon this season, unlike 2 of the last 3 seasons. And as for Collingwood [Claud's team], the most positive thing I can say is that they were in "The Club", seminal 1980 Aussie flick directed by Bruce Beresford [nearly a nice name there, Bruce].

2. The Whitlams in May, at probably our fave venue in Melbourne, The Prince. Claudine thinks we may be eating at their fabulous restaurant, Circa, some time soon too... best get the budget sorted out then, wif...

3. Our friend Jenny returning [only to visit, sadly] in May

4. Australia v Greece at the MCG in May [proper football]. Yes, The Socceroos [sic]. Quite why every national team in Australia has to have a silly animal-related nickname I'm not sure - Wallabies, Kookaburras, Wallaroos, Opals... well, mainly animal-related. Good job there are lots of obscure marsupials here... so, anyone want to join my over-40s 5-a-side fat and lazy footy team, The Kwokkas?

5. Split Enz at the Rod Laver Arena in June - third row seats, whoo hoo!

6. Rugby at the Telstra Dome - England v Australia if tickets are forthcoming...

7. A visit with Claud's siblings and associated family to the Victorian mountains in Winter [UK's summer] to show the kids the snow for the first time... And yes, it does get cold in Melbourne too - just not that cold.

And if you needed further confirmation of Melbourne's status as one of the world's most liveable cities, just ask the Commonwealth Games Athletes. Well, these ones,if you can find them...


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