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A Few Things Make a Post

Bits and Pieces from my week. 1) Petra has joined the ranks of the big kids at school this year and is staying until 2:45 a few times a week. The change has its benefits, but also its costs. On … Continue reading

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Priorities

There’s a really lovely article in the Sydney Morning Herald today, about Australian cricketer Brad Haddin. He retired from cricket for a couple of years because his young daughter got very very sick. He and his wife focused all their … Continue reading

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It’s Just Not Cricket

Actually, it was very fine cricket. Australia managed to sneak up on England last night and steal the second ODI, courtesy of some fine fine batting by James Faulkner. Australia are playing with a joie de vivre and confidence that’s … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork In Them…

They’re cooked. England have won the test series against Australia 3-1. The Australian media are indulging in an orgy of apocalyptic doom and gloom. Sample headlines: An Embarrassment of Historic Proportions; Can’t bat, can’t bowl, can’t field and can’t even … Continue reading

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Jumping for Joy

England won the Ashes this afternoon, beating Australia by an innings and 150 odd runs in the fourth test. It’s the first time they’ve won a series in Australia for 24 years and they were pretty damn excited when they … Continue reading

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Not Really the Season

For games. At least not in England which is currently dealing with unusually early and widespread winter storms. Like the postal service though, truly dedicated cricket fans get through. Here are a couple of descriptions of travelling in the weather … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…

For games. The annual Ashes cricket series between England and Australia got underway on Thursday. I confess to being a bit of a cricketing tragic, so much so that I’m prepared not only to watch five five day test matches … Continue reading

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