Summer in Melbourne means two things in this household: beach in the evening on hot days, and the Australian Open. A bit of a self proclaimed sports fan, I pine all year long for the Australian Open. It’s the only live sporting event The Mister will attend. That’s right ladies and gents, I’m the sports fan, he’s not! Our annual pilgrimage to The Open began in the summer of 2011, when The Mister picked me up from work and surprised me with impromptu plans at the tennis. We saw Li Na – current women’s singles champ, who has now retired, and many others that night.