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game. set. match.

Tennis fever has all but taken up my free time, and it’s coming to an end tonight…who will win? Here’s hoping it’s not another midnight finish!

Last weekend was spent applying and reapplying sunscreen in the blazing heat at the Australian Open in Melbourne, while watching some of the tennis greats dazzle with their skills and agility. Seeing Martina Navratilova play was quite the treat (she’s still got it!), and Lleyton Hewitt (who I’ve come to appreciate more with age) absolutely blew me away with his match against Milos Raonic on centre court.

Serena Williams makes goulash out of Greta Arn

Melbourne is not only abuzz with the tennis at the moment, but is also embracing craft in public spaces. Trees in the CBD have been beautifully “yarn bombed” with knitted and crocheted panels  – I’m sure most people are thankful it’s only the trees wrapped in wool, as the temperatures lately have been soaring in the high 30’s.

There’s always so much to see in Melbourne, so with a tight tennis schedule and little time for meandering, the exhibition of choice was ‘As Modern As Tomorrow – Photographers in Postwar Melbourne‘ showing at the State Library of Victoria. Beautiful (and surprising) shots by Helmut Newtown, Wolfgang Sievers and Henry Talbot to name a few – don’t miss it if you find yourself in town anytime soon.

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