1. I have to say, this has probably been one of the most topsy turvy years yet. Just when I thought I had everything figured out about myself and my life, a few curve balls snuck in. And soon I’m going to be embarking on a huge adventure so I can’t wait to see what that brings. 2015, man.
2. The past couple of weeks have been filled with plenty of sport and I’ve absolutely been loving the netball world cup. Can’t wait to see the Aussies play NZ in the final tomorrow and hopefully we smash them.
3. Also good to see Port Adelaide get a win today against GWS, though there was a bit of heat in it at times and the umpiring was as bad as I’ve seen all year. ALL YEAR. Which is really saying something.
4. Last week I went to the footy with the boy and as predicted, an interesting experience. Port were absolutely terrible and got flogged, so that wasn’t great. Then we spent 12 hours together, which I would say was great, except we got to the last hour and had a stand up argument that ended up with him storming off into a taxi. (At this time I will admit that a fair amount of alcohol had been consumed.) I can’t figure out if we like each other or we’re just going to be really great friends, and either way I’m off overseas for three months. Topsy turvy year strikes again.
5. I feel like this is a very sports-heavy ‘Thoughts of the Week’ but I’m just going to bat on. I’ve never been a he Nat Fyfe fan but damn. I’m seriously considering buying that copy of Mens Health.
6. This piece is an absolutely cracking read about Steve Merrick, a coal miner from the Hunter Valley who played two tests for the Wallabies in 1995 right before rugby turned professional.
7. I made the mistake through the week of adding up exactly how much my upcoming trip has cost so far and it made me want to gag #firstworldproblems
8. I saw this photo in a magazine recently and now I am obsessed with the idea of getting a print of it. Even better, the photographer is Australian.
9. I learned how to use Skype this week. I know, I’m so behind the times.
10. And finally, I think I’ve convinced my family to have Christmas in Melbourne this year. I’m going to struggle to get time off work and one brother will be overseas in Toronto, so there’ll just be a few of us. It also means I’ll be able to go to the Boxing Day test for the first time.