Strange as it may seem to the rest of the world, Melbourne enjoys a public holiday so that it can watch a horse race. Now, I'm no particular fan of horses, racing or betting, but I sure appreciate a day off. Hang on, I already have Tuesdays off! Oh well, this way I get to enjoy it with my family. Which we did by having a barbecue, and we even managed to eat outside without getting eaten by mozzies thanks to the many sandalwood sticks we burned.
It was also a good day for a free haircut.