The air is abuzz in my neighbourhood tonight. One of the things I love about my inner city abode is that it's walking distance to Melbourne's sports and entertainment precinct. When there are major events happening, I'm right in the thick of it.
There's a crowd of about 75,000 people at the MCG stadium for a football semi-final as I write and with each goal, I can hear the roar through my open window. There's also a Judas Priest concert at another nearby stadium, but I won't mind so much if I can't hear that!
The warm, windy day has given way to a beautifully still, mild night. I walked up the street at sunset to pick up take-away for dinner and the streets were thronged with people in team colours, having pre-game dinner and drinks. Beer gardens were packed and buzzing. Music fans were also lined up outside a local live music venue for a gig there.
I sat on the bank of the river and ate my satay beef noodles, enjoying the feel of my bare feet on the cool grass and the reflection of the city lights on the dark water.
What do you love about where you live?