The State of Origin football game is usually a pretty big deal in our house. Jamie loves watching it with a group of friends, eating pizza and cheering far too loudly. Football doesn't really appeal to me at all (or some of our other friends), so this year we found a great compromise. Football on the big tv inside, and marshmallows and a warm fire outside. This kept the serious football fans happy - no distractions from bored people like me chatting away in the background. There is something so lovely about sitting around a fire and chatting, enjoying the cold winter air and clear night sky. Even the dogs liked it. I think this will be a new tradition.