We had a fabulous weekend in Melbourne catching up with friends, but first I got in a quick bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin.
So here we are in Melbourne, and the graffiti on our street is full of good advice.
We were meeting The Mischievous Minx and the Great Galah who were there for her significant birthday present which was tickets to the Australian Open. Naturally, we met in a pub: Young & Jackson's to be precise.
|Recreating an old photo (it was with milk when she was a kid)|
|Hard to believe from the GG's face, but this was early in the evening|
We took them to the BBL at the MCG to see the Melbourne Stars take on the Sydney Sixers. It was a beautiful evening and an enjoyable game. They soon got into the swing of it,with boundary drinks and smiles all round.
|BBL at the MCG|
The next morning we walked and tram-ed around the city, taking in the sights.
|The Great Galah wanted us to take a photo of this street name - I can't imagine why...|
|Great Galah was also rather taken with this window display|
There was a giant screen set up in Federation Square on which the tennis games were being shown. We sat in deck chairs and watched them for a bit. With doughnuts.
|Flinders Street Station and Federation Square|
|Such a beautiful couple.|
While they went back to the tennis, we headed to Moon Dog Brewery, where we escaped the heat (and it was very hot) and watched Andy Murray lose his final. It was tough, but we had beer to dull the pain.
|Moon Dog in a shaft of light|
A final breakfast next morning by the Yarra before we had to drive home. It was a lovely weekend, and I will really miss these guys. Good friends are the best thing ever.