Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Cats (and Saints) Go Marching On

History was created again on the weekend, never before have two teams been undefeated after 10 rounds in an AFL season. Geelong put last week's close call behind them to chalk up a 64 point win over Essendon, who were sitting in 4th place and getting some good press. Playing Geelong these days is an extreme reality check and that's how it turned out on Sunday.
StKilda are also 10-0, having beaten 16th placed Melbourne.
All eyes are looking towards round 14 and the Game of the Year when the Cats play the Saints. Sadly the game is not being moved from Etihad Stadium to the MCG so the crowd will be half the size it could have been. The real issue for me is that my football trip to Melbourne with a group of students is definitely going ahead and we are going to be there for round 14! Will we be able to get tickets? I certainly hope so! (Let me know if you have any good leads!! Saints members who aren't going etc as if!!)

Mum and Walter came to stay for the night last night, it was great to see them, especially as Mum has been away in America and France for the last three months. I looked through all her pictures of Paris and the south of France, it is very beautiful and if her stories are any indication, she had a wonderful time. She brought back berets for all the grandkids and for me a NY Mets shirt and some very cool sports badges to add to my collection, including a Tour d'France Yellow Jersey badge.

They headed home this morning because Big Brother the Accountant and the two girls were calling in for pancakes on the way home from their hiking weekend at the Shannon.

We took advantage of the beautiful day and Monday holiday to take Sport Boy and VTES to the newly opened Yallingup Maze which was good fun and very well done.

Favourite Daughter rang this evening after her weekend in Broome, they had a great time, lots of swimming at Cable Beach, markets, meals, movies etc. Things are going very well for her up in the Kimberley and she's earning more money than she ever has before too which I'm sure she's enjoying.

Spike is home from the State Youth Games, very sore and tired after all his physical exertions. His exams start this week so there will be mental exertion aplenty, or there ought to be!

It's back to work for me too tomorrow. With just over a month until Country Week, followed immediately after by the Melbourne Trip, life is going to get busier for a while.
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