So it seems fitting that the last day of blog June 2012 should coincide with the start of this year's tour. We've just watched the special documentary One Sunday in Paris; delighted in Gabriel Gaté's Taste le tour in Liège (Belgian waffles and potato salad with mussels); and are now settling in by the fire for the first stage.
The time trial is underway. Only two and a half hours to wait until last year's yellow jersey winner makes his appearance. It seems that Cadel will not be wearing yellow in the traditional way, due to a change of sponsors. Never mind. We hope to see him wearing yellow again in three weeks time, on the streets of Paris.
Earlier today we went for a stroll in Balwyn's beautiful Maranoa Gardens. In the middle of winter there are not too many flowers on display, but this beautiful golden wattle brightened up a cold afternoon. An appropriate colour for celebrating Cadel's triumphant return to Le tour.
|Wattle, Maranoa Gardens|