The weekend started with a trip to the city - you can go by tram or train into the city loop. It's funny that us Brits moan aboout the underground, but every Aussie we speak to that has been to London (they all have at some point!) thinks our system is great compared to here - more regular and more choice.
We got out at Flinders Street station and just walked up and down a few of the main streets, before settling on some steps in Federation Square in the sun with a sarnie, watching the world go by.
After drinks on the river we came back and got a few lessons in how to throw a ball in AFL - nothing got smashed so I think we are ready for a professional league ;-)
Saturday we went to a 1st birthday party - so many children! But was really nice and discovered 'FAIRYBREAD' - white bread cut into triangles with butter then covered in hundreds and thousands - apparently its a bit of a kids staple over here- bizarre!
So then off to the races, suited and booted. The star of the show was 'Black Caviar' - this horse is the talk of the racing world, it just wins every race by a country mile, so its quite thrilling to watch - but not really worth betting on. Today the news channels are going on about it a lot. Few wins in the group - Brett won over $250, someone won $3k! and Russ and I even had a little win - we won $40, woo hoo!
The after party was at a roof top bar back in the city, but the old jetlag kicked in so we didnt stay too long, but trust us to get a taxi driver that was on his first job and had a satnav that was probably configured to a different country - may as well have been! So we got lost and had to jump into another cab - the accents must have helped us as we got home then fine. Great way to spend our winnings I must say ;-)
Today we are just going to go exploring on foot around the local area, making sure we know how to get to the local station etc, and then tomorrow off to St Kilda beach. St Kilda is an area we would potentially look to find a place to rent, so will be good to check it out.
As always, hope everyone is well back home. xx