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My lovely wife, C With Nu Eyes, and I escaped South Gippsland for the weekend to St Kilda in Melbourne. I always look forward to our little escapades as we wonder around finding new places and trying new eateries.

This is one of my great loves – food.  New restaurants, old restaurants. I don’t care which, unless it’s one I haven’t tried before. In St Kilda, we managed to find streets loaded with new ones. Excitement abounds at the thought of trying to pick just one of them to eat in. Nevertheless, we manage it.
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I was lucky enough to be given a review copy of Eleven Seasons by Paul D Carter. It has just won the 2012 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under 35. There was a lot of buzz surrounding this book on Twitter just hours after it won, so I found myself intrigued.

Let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The imagery of Melbourne in the 80’s, especially being that football mad, brought back lots of memories. Being a Collingwood supporter (and as I found out later so is Paul), I remember the finals where we lost to the powerhouse teams of that decade.

This leads me on to the main character – a young boy named Jason. He is an avid Hawthorn fan at a time when they were dominant. He revels in the wins and knows, with all his heart and soul, he will be playing in that team alongside Dipper, Dermie, Tuckie and the Rat.
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