Today was a public holiday in Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup Race, which is a horse race that is ran every year. I went to a girls house, Tanya who used to work at Lonely Planet with me. She and her husband, Nev had a BBQ and invited some friends and family around. The weather was not the best but at least it was dry, you do not need the sun to have a BBQ in Australia.
November is now called Movember.
At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache and along the way raise as much money and awareness about male health issues as possible. Movember culminates at the end of the month at the gala parties. These glamorous and groomed events will see Tom Selleck and David Boon look-a-likes battle it out on the catwalk for their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title.
Lonely Planet have entered a team so do not expect a clean shaven face this month.