Sunday, 30 October 2016

I'm leaving on a jet plane!

Oh my golly gosh there is so much going on around here.
I'm sorry I've not been around much except on my @LWWren Instagram.
 I hope you've got time for a cuppa and I'll fill you in!

Big news! 
We've had our first day of warm, sunny weather.
It is an absolutely glorious weekend for the first start of
 Melbourne Cup's Spring Racing Carnival.

Phew, it's rather a relief as we wondered whether we were going to be stuck in Winter forever. Melbourne is looking lovely. Never better in fact. All that rain has left our parks and gardens looking unusually lush and green. 
Oh Melbourne, you're making it tough to leave...

It's been fabulous to take in a lungful of that Aussie fresh air and
to ponder what's ahead.

Next big news: I've finished work! 

I have for the past few months been in a temporary role with Australia's largest provider of aid for people seeking asylum. I leave with very mixed feelings.
I've loved this job. I've worked with some incredible people and whilst I will continue as a volunteer for as long as I can, it is not something I was able to do longer term... Because, I'm excited here's

Even bigger news...
We're moving!

The 'For Sale' signs are up, and we're heading off
 in favour of a country known for it's tropical beaches and 
opulent Royal Palaces...

Now do you know where we're going?
Here's a clue...

It's going to be busy.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Ch… ch… ch… changes (turn and face the strain!)

Hello Dear Blog
I'm not ignoring you
There are some big changes going on around here and life is crazy busy...

I wonder if you can work out what it might be?

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Grand Final Weekend!

It's a big weekend here in Melbourne
It's our Australian Football League Grand Final weekend.

Melbourne Visitors Centre - Flinders Street
Now our team Hawks (Hawthorn FC) were knocked out in a preliminary final
 by everyone's second favourite team the Western Bulldogs 
known locally as the Doggies!

Footscray Bulldogs Street Art
The Dogs have not made a Grand Final for fifty-five years.
Their opposition the Sydney Swans are no strangers to a Grand Final 
making for a fantastic Melbourne-Sydney tension. We love that rivalry!

If ever there was the time to use the expression the underdogs, 
it's this weekend. Go the Doggies!
The Western Bulldogs herald from Footscray where I work
It is such a great week to see the place decked in red, white and blue.

We have had overseas visitors this weekend and after a hectic week of travel ourselves, we are all happy for Melbourne's public holiday yesterday to celebrate Grand Final Eve. 
As we say only in Melbourne do we get one holiday to celebrate a horse race,
another for a footy match. Woof Woof!

We take our visitors into the city to see the sights and to watch the Grand Final Parade. Melbourne looked fantastic, it was a perfect spring day, warm and sunny and everyone, including all puppy dogs are in good spirits.

Grand Final Street parade, Wellington Street
Sport is central to Melbourne life, 
it is a wonderful way to bring people and dogs together. 

I am sure that every Bulldog in Melbourne 
was brought out for a special guest appearance!

Unfortunately, we left our crazy poodle at home
and for that, we're in the doghouse!

Go the Doggies!
Best of luck for today's Grand Final!

Linking with Saturday's Critters - Thanks Eileen
Blue Monday - Thanks Jeanne
Our World Tuesday - Thanks Lady Fi and all the hosts

PS What a screamer of a match - I think the whole country was in tears, one way or another when the Doggies won on Saturday. Brilliant match well done the Western Bulldogs!

If you have enjoyed this you may like to see the previous posts written about the Aussie Rules Footy

Happy Blue Ribbon Monday (2013)