I'm Sue, Gawain's girlfriend - Gawain isn't the most let say hard-working guy in the world so instead he has me updating his blog as we're usually attached to one another (I tag alongside him to various tournaments). Instead of being in NZ as we are supposed to be we've decided to reside in the très chic city of Melbourne.
Très chic? Très chic?
Well, OK, maybe chess-wise since, apart from the SIO, Sydney chess is pretty much dead. Just last week I fielded yet another phone call from a long-time weekend warrior who wondered: what happened to the Sydney Anzac weekender? The Sydney Championships? That was before adding another shot at the State Championships which I think he termed "a joke".
Anyway, I'm momentarily distracted. Chess aside, "Sue and Ga." (Oohh..sounds almost like a fashion label) ought to have preferred Sydney. According to Mercer's latest quality of living survey, my fine gorgeous city outranks Melbourne by 8 places! But then perhaps Sue should drag her man back to New Zealand. Auckland is in fourth place overall.