Going to the footy..

Thanks to our generous employer we went to our second Aussie Rules football game last night, for free at Melbourne Cricket Ground! We decided that we’re Carlton fans, because our free tickets will always be for Carlton, but the price of free tickets may be that our team isn’t the best. Carlton lost again.

The World Cup started yesterday morning, our time, so I would have much rather been enjoying some proper football, what we call football. We’re getting to grips with the rules of AFL and it’s a pretty fun sport to watch live. I can’t believe I lived in Manchester for so long and never went to see either City or United live.

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  1. Wow, I like the sound of your employer! The stadium err cricket ground looks pretty full! When I get to MCR I’m gonna see City or United live, Let’s go together when you get back! 🙂 (only been to two before and that was Sheffield United- many moons ago with my Uncle Mick, Michael and David- and we saw Wrexham play once, didn’t we Oliver). ❤ ❤

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  2. […] 1. Eat at Chin Chin. (I know that I’m shallow and obsessed with food. But at least I know). 2. Eat at Mamasita. (See above). 3. Actually get inside Hammer & Tong for brunch (always a queue, always). 4. Get up to that viewpoint in that skyscraper… The details are escaping me right now. 5. Go back to Torquay in the summer and surf. (Our first time happened mid winter, here.) 6. Go to the beach on Christmas Day. 7. Visit all of the museums I wanted to during winter but couldn’t because I was broke. 8. Have my mum and dad visit. (I know this one is beyond my control, but it would be an absolute highlight!) 9. Go on the famous Great Ocean Road trip. 10. Take a weekend trip to Hobart (not strictly Melbourne). 11. Travel the city circle tram. 12. Get off the train at Flagstaff (this is a nerdy, orientation, public transport kind of desire of which I have plenty). 13. Visit the Yarra Valley. (Done! 8th November 2014.) 14. Go back to the Yarra Valley, drink some wine. 15. Visit the hot springs. 16. Give the Melbourne 50 Best Fat Feeds list a good go. 17. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria. (Done! A while back, here.) 17. See some more Aussie wildlife. Perhaps at the Healesville animal sanctuary. (We saw some kangaroos here!) 18. Watch some AFL (Aussie Rules Football). (Done! Three times over, the first here.) […]

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  3. […] 1. Eat at Chin Chin. (I know that I’m shallow and obsessed with food. But at least I know). 2. Eat at Mamasita. (See above). 3. Actually get inside Hammer & Tong for brunch (always a queue, always). (Done! 15th December 2014.) 4. Get up to that viewpoint in that skyscraper… The details are escaping me right now. 5. Go back to Torquay in the summer and surf. (Our first time happened mid winter, here.) 6. Go to the beach on Christmas Day. (Done! 25th December 2014.) 7. Visit all of the museums I wanted to during winter but couldn’t because I was broke. 8. Have my mum and dad visit. (I know this one is beyond my control, but it would be an absolute highlight!) 9. Go on the famous Great Ocean Road trip. 10. Take a weekend trip to Hobart (not strictly Melbourne). 11. Travel the city circle tram. 12. Get off the train at Flagstaff (this is a nerdy, orientation, public transport kind of desire of which I have plenty). 13. Visit the Yarra Valley. (Done! 8th November 2014.) 14. Go back to the Yarra Valley, drink some wine. 15. Visit the hot springs. 16. Give the Melbourne 50 Best Fat Feeds list a good go. 17. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria. (Done! A while back, here.) 17. See some more Aussie wildlife. Perhaps at the Healesville animal sanctuary. (We saw some kangaroos here!) 18. Watch some AFL (Aussie Rules Football). (Done! Three times over, the first here.) […]

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