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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…

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?

Grand Final Weekend!

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

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!


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 visitor…