Trip Of A Lifetime

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Aussies Are All Sports Mad!

Well, the Commonwealth Games are coming to an end and Adie and I have been forced to watch them on television, even though we are both Melbourne born and bred. Actually, to be honest, I would have done this anyway. Adie may well have braved the crowds but I am a happy observer from the couch.

It's been quite a unique experience to be able to watch your home town from another country. Every night, for an hour and a half, we've sat in front of our little tv to watch the highlights as presented by the British. We expected the worst but didn't have to because Melbourne came off as a beautiful city with so much to offer.

There was some sledging by the English athletes about the Aussie athletes, but when you look at the medal table I guess you can forgive them. Hehehe. We didn't get to see all of the Australian victories, but we did see a lot of them and every day they would show the front page of the Herald Sun and The Age. After about five days, they stopped showing the full medal table at all and only showed us sport specific tables that made the English look good.

As a result of our being here instead of at home, I've watched about a year's worth of sport in less than two weeks. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.


  • Oh, they're not just sports-mad. We were down on the Yarra on Saturday night and couldn't have moved if we'd wanted to for all the people around us having a dekko at the fish creations on the water.

    There were some oohs and aahs over lasers being projected onto a spray of water above each fish but, really, it was not that interesting. Even Disney could have done it better.

    We just happened to be there so caught it the first time around and then we couldn't move, for all the people, in time to miss the second show.

    Got to catch up with Mum and Dad though so that was nice.

    More on my blog when I write it...

    By Blogger Riss, at 9:37 pm  

  • Hi Adie and Nina. Sounds like the adventure continues unabated. I hope that it continues to amuse , entertain and, dare I say it, educate.
    Adie babes, believe it it or not TPS is going OK, despite my best efforts to sabotage the smooth running of the place - not deliberately, it's just the way I am.
    Second term has started slowly and we will slowly get into it seeing as it will be a loooooong on, just like in the old days.
    Thanks for the text messages. As soon as I work out how to respond I will. Keep up the good work enjoying the sights and remain safe. Catch you soon,

    By Blogger adie2, at 11:32 am  

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