For Hayden there's a big bike race on Saturday, featuring Australian stars of the Tour de France who even I have heard of: Robby McEwen and the guy who's nearly won the Tour de France twice now, Cadel Evans. To be honest I am quite looking forward to the bike race too, because it's one of those psych-out style races where the competitors go all wary and slow at the start until someone makes a move - and then it's on. We've been spotting the visiting cyclists around town for the last couple of days. It's not hard to do; they're the lanky ones with the shaven legs.
Then later, after all the heat and sweat of the bike race, we get to see the foreign and arty films of the Sydney Travelling Film Festival. I can't remember the last subtitled movie I saw at the cinema (though we did watch the brilliant and beautiful Diving Bell and the Butterfly at home). So far I've circled The Grocer's Son and Happy-Go-Lucky on the Festival program. What?? I've circled things on the program?? I used to be way cooler than that. Now I'm just looking forward to a real big-city arty treat. (I got a pang when I saw this picture of pale-faced Melbournians outside a gallery opening. Ah..)
Thanks again Big Cat for Love Fridays. It's the perfect way to build up to a weekend of fun.