On the eve of one of the most exciting seasons in years, it is with great sadness that I must hang up the boots and put Roo Beauty on the indefinite injury list. I am heading off to Tanzania to volunteer on a development project for the next 12 months, and it is unlikely I will get the chance to keep up this blog. I intend to resurrect Roo Beauty upon my return to Melbourne, but if a week is a long time in football, a year or so will seem like an eon.
So, to the staff, players and devotees of the North Melbourne Football Club, thank you for providing me with the inspiration behind Roo Beauty over the past 15 months. It has been one of my life’s great pleasures to be able to share my musings about this truly great football club. Thanks also to Lady Shinboner, for her editorial consultancy, guidance and patience. And most importantly, thanks must go to you – my readers, commenters, twitter followers and friends – for your support and encouragement along the way.
Until next time,