GREETINGS, readers of the Weekly Winedown!
Unfortunately, our regular savvy columnist, Laura, is away getting some R&R this week (unfortunate for us, certainly not unfortunate for her), and therefore isn’t able to entertain and update you all on her antics of the week.
Nevertheless, I’ve taken it upon myself to attempt to fill her shoes – I know it’s not the same, but as the saying goes: imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
So – what’s been happening this week?
Well, unlike Laura, I don’t have a new pet puppy to keep me occupied, nor do I have much interest in decking out the house I’ve yet to buy with the latest, trendy items that the retail world has to offer.
The idea of purchasing a puppy certainly has crossed my mind at various points, but reading about the effect it’s had on Laura (talks of parenthood, ‘dog mums’ and all that jazz) has, somewhat, scared me off.
The only animals I have room for in my life right now are cats – of the Geelong Football Club kind – and they cause me enough stress, anyway.
No, instead, my focus has been very much on the arrival of spring, which is, without doubt, my favourite time of the year.
Really, ask yourself, what’s not to love about it?
Firstly, the weather is ideal – you don’t have to spend the days sweltering inside, or bunkered down due to rain.
Secondly, it’s the prime time of year for, arguably, two of my favourite things – footy finals, and the spring racing carnival.
Thankfully, the mighty Cats are playing in the AFL finals this year.
Seeing them knock over Richmond this weekend would only be topped by a few other scenarios – namely winning the flag, or knocking over Adelaide or Port Adelaide in a preliminary final (should the results pan out that way).
Similarly, spring also means that the summer of cricket is only just around the corner, and this year the Aussies are taking on the Old Enemy, England, in the Ashes.
It also brings with it the Big Bash League season, which I’ll definitely be heading to Adelaide Oval to watch.
What is it that you love about spring?
Or, are you sad to see winter go?
Let us know!
For now, I’ll hand the reins back to Laura for next week’s Winedown – no doubt she’ll have plenty of entertaining tales about her time away from work.