Life at Number 10 can sometimes get a bit testy at this time of year...because not only is September the first month of Spring here in beautiful Melbourne, it's also the beginning of football finals.MCG
Yes, the days and nights are gradually getting warmer....but Melbourne in September takes on another life. One filled with colours of the competing teams and good hearted banter with work colleagues and neighbours.
...and things can get a bit testy because my team, The Geelong Cats, and MONT's (Man Of Number 10) team, The Western Bulldogs, are in the finals this year
Geelong won the Grand final in 2007 and were runners up last year
Now, for those of you who don't know anything about Aussie Rules Football, think of the Grand Final here as Australia's version of the "Super Bowl" or The World Series".
The MCG holds around 100,000 people, and each year it is full to capacity with footy fans attending the Grand Final. If the ground held twice that many, it would still be full.
That's a lot of bums on seats...and mine will be adding to the total this coming weekend when MONT and I head to the "G" to watch his team
Yes, while I barrack for the Cats I still go along to cheer on his side, except when they play mine...then it can get a little, how do you say.... difficult.
Carn the Cats.