Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Melbs

First, thanks to everyone for your comments and messages about the break-in. We did lose a lot of photos and so on, but thankfully between flickr, the blog and facebook, and a bunch of us together which we have printed out or emailed around, we have copies of a lot of our very favourites.

My laptop has only ever been used for writing my honours thesis and then mucking about with photos and the blog, the internet, and the occasional burst of the SIMS, so there were no sensitive documents on there.

To start to make up for the loss of photos we picked up a new 2GB memory card when we were out and about getting copies of receipts on Tuesday, and I took a bunch of shots around the house during the week and over the weekend in Melbourne =)

Of course, in our book, a trip to Melbourne between March and September is wasted if we don't get along to at least one game of football and, like our trip two years ago, luck had it that both our teams were playing in Melbourne over the Easter weekend.

On Saturday evening we were amongst a crowd of about 70,000 at the MCG (seen above in all her beatiful autumn glory!) to see the Boy's Bombers take down the Blues in the closest of close games - winning by less than a goal in the end.

We stopped for a beer on the way back to the hotel, and got in just in time for the Boy to watch the replay on Foxtel, just in case he had missed something seeing it live ;o)

On Sunday afternoon we packed up our Easter eggs and headed down to the Docklands to see my Hawks take on the Kangaroos - and hand them a 9 goal hiding.

As you can see, we were super close to the action - previously I have always sat undercover at the Dome, and being in the open was really a completely different experience.

I think the ground is slightly raised in the centre, compared to the boundary, which can make it tricky to see just exactly what is going on across the other side of the ground, but I just love feeling so close to the action!

A very successful footbally weekend indeed!


ps. more of my Melbourney shots will find their way to flickr on the weekend - I'll link to them when they're up, so you can check them out if you'd like to see more =)


  1. I agree - football is so much better when you're almost on the ground. When you can hear the whacks and the thuds you know you're part of the game!

  2. I was sorry to hear about the break-in at your place, and when you said that your computer equipment had been stolen it didn't occur to me that it might mean that you'd lost your photo backup... I'm glad you were able to get back most of your favourites.

    I have the same backup arrangement at my place, but have recently started putting all my favourites on Flickr. Good thing too. Kind of like an extra insurance policy.

    P.S. Melbourne is great huh? It's where I'm from originally - but we moved to Canberra before the football bug had a chance to bite. ;)


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