Australia Day Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend here in Australia as we recognise the settlement of white man back in 1788. For some it is a day of celebration, and for our native people it is a day of mixed emotions, with a great deal of Aborigines using the day to voice their sadness and disappointment at the failure to recognise Aboriginal people as the first settlers of Australia. Continue reading


Tennis Fashions: then and now

Summer in Melbourne means two things in this household: beach in the evening on hot days, and the Australian Open. A bit of a self proclaimed sports fan, I pine all year long for the Australian Open. It’s the only live sporting event The Mister will attend. That’s right ladies and gents, I’m the sports fan, he’s not! Our annual pilgrimage to The Open began in the summer of 2011, when The Mister picked me up from work and surprised me with impromptu plans at the tennis. We saw Li Na – current women’s singles champ, who has now retired, and many others that night. Continue reading