For some stupid reason I woke up around 2 am and couldn’t get back to sleep all morning. I got up around four and read for a while, then tried to go back to sleep, but it was getting light and the birds were calling, so in the end I just gave up and got up early.

As expected, the batteries ran down somewhere around two in the afternoon — I groaned my way through the rest of the day, then came home for a later-afternoon sleep!

Then after being dragged out of bed at seven it was time for some atypical Friday night entertainment — I accompanied Jo and some of her work colleagues to the Australian netball finals at the Rod Laver arena. One of their other colleagues was in the Melbourne Phoenix team, so the decision of who to support was easy. Amazingly fast, and I guess it would have helped if I had some idea of what the rules where — I was constantly having to ask why various whistles had been blown, and what it all meant!