Well what a great start to my annual leave. After working last night on the Glen Waverley line, probably for the last time and having a quick bite to eat whilst skimming through emails, only to set my alarm at a time that is before midday.
Having awoken at 9am (yet I only recall looking at my phone at 9.15am), I managed to have a shower and get myself ready and having the annoying time of looking at the mirror and having one of my fat tummy mornings. This meant that whatever I wore made it look worse. Basically what shirt I tried on first went back on and I scooted off out the door and driving off to the station to catch the train and on my way to the Connex Family Day Christmas party at Caulfield Racecourse.
Whilst on my way into Flinders Street on the train, I couldn't help but notice the very large amount of families that were travelling on the train, this being a complete contrast from the normal feral activity that will occur later on during the day. After stopping off at Coffee HQ and chatting to one of the guys on the barriers, I scooted off down onto the platform and caught the Frankston train. Arriving at Caulfield station, I notice a few familar faces on the platform, but continue on my way to the main entrance of the racecourse.
Attendance at the family day was brilliant and so was the general atmosphere. Apart from noticing Vinyl on the catwalk from one deranged staff member who basically has a wardrobe filled with these items and the many Christmasy characters in costume (many would notice the mini skirts on some of them). Lots of laughs, great food, heaps of people to chat with and plenty to drink (alcohol was not free), all in all it was a great day and off I scooted off back into town in the early afternoon.
As a finale to my relaxing day in town, I stopped off at Fed Sq to my normal haunt for a drink, looked around at the trade passing through because of the World Aids Day concert outside. I bid my farewells and hopped on the train back home.
All I can say this week before I go up north is............ "So much work to do here this week."
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