A day of horse racing, footy and rugby; and yes, barbecue. Unbelievably the sun has beamed down all day: it would have been criminal not to take advantage. Our final kebab of the year? Probably. I could have used a beer to wash it down but September is an alcohol-free month. Last season’s dry months were October and January, bookending the traditional festive celebrations. Unfortunately our 2015 knees-up begins a month earlier – additional commitments, hence the dry September. There was a time yuletide celebrations lasted barely seven days; it’s amazing how you can spin it out.