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Full Blue Monday

Happy Blue Monday

It's that time of the week when I am searching for something... 
                                   and above all blue
                                                            for my Blue Monday post. 
But nothing quite springs to mind...
In fact, it appeared that everything I thought of was going to be a load of rubbish. Ah ha, I could do the trash, as Monday is our bin day and our recycling bins are blue...

Any one for Cricket? 

The bin reminded me of the cricket. Australia beat England in the Test Match, which is a rarity these days, and something to celebrate (depending on who you support, or whether you care!). 

There is however quite a furore over some extremely blue language overheard on pitch between our Aussie Captain, Michael Clarke and an England bowler - hmmm maybe not quite the blue I was searching for. Anyway this sort of behaviour is just not cricket! So moving swiftly on...

I could take you to the beach, but the weather's been shocking, so you'd need an umbrella and gum boots. Even the Crazy Poodle has had enough, forced to wear his winter coat just to keep the rain off. His unimpressed look says it all.

Mutt - 'C'mon hurry up, I feel a prat in this coat'

Melbourne spring is delayed, and about a month behind. It been raining 'cats and dogs' last week, and given that we are having the coldest November in ten years you might prefer to stay in the city?

Yes, this photo below was taken a few weeks ago, and let's just say it has been worked upon!

Rye ocean beach Mornington Peninsula, Victoria - remember the sun?
I have been back through all my blogs in the pipeline, searched through all my photographs, went back over the week thinking what could I post, but it's just not been a blue week!

It's been a busy week, and I have a lot to blog about. Like when I went ballistic when they bulldozed the house over the road and didn't tell us about the asbestos removal. Apparently there was a clue as the house was crawling with men in white suits, looking like they were about to face Armagedon

Ermm, I don't think I'm going to be invited to join Neighbourhood Watch, as that one passed me by... Maybe  a whole blog in it's own right... ? 

Rainy days and destruction - not a lot of blue here...
Or my champagne and paella trip to Venus Bay - another blog coming soon, but again not much blue!

And then it came to me, look what I found lying there on the kitchen table. The perfect Blue for a Monday morning - a Full Blue!

My daughter's certificate from the University Sports Awards presentations on Friday night. Which was a grand effort (says her Mum!) considering the earlier  Blue Monday post with the pink physio tape!

Apparently awarding a Blue is a tradition which originated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Aussie student sportsmen and sportswomen in can be awarded a Half Blue or a Full Blue for outstanding sporting performance at the Australian University Games and Championships.  It is awarded at British, Australian and New Zealand universities.

Now is that perfect or what, for a Happy Blue Monday?! Phew!!
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Smiling Sally
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