Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Southerner's win again!

The Southerner's beat the Melbourne High School team in a tight match on the last ball of the day! Hooray! And they appear to be on the top of the ladder - woohoo!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

A small thing called the Ashes starts today

Its the first Ashes test today, and thus begins cricket season (and my role as cricket widow). As Craig says, its Christmas for him!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Southerners win first game!

Craig's mid-week cricket team has won their first game against Sacred Heart. They have a website (which is a work in progress):

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Scattering of Mum's Ashes

Today we drove down to the Twelve Apostles to scatter Mum's ashes as she had requested. It was a long drive starting at 9am. We stopped in Lorne for brunch before continuing onto the Apostles, arriving at 1.30. We then made our way down the Gibson steps to the beach and walked towards what we dubbed the No#1 Apostle.
We found a nice little spot where there wasn't a lot of people and we placed Mum's photo and ashes on a rock with some flowers. Then Dad said a little prayer, before we went to the water's (icy) edge and we each scattered some of her ashes, along with some roses.
We reflected a little before we started to make our way back home again, happy that Mum is now free at her favourite spot. It was a day we will all remember.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

From warmth and sunshine...

back to cold, stormy Melbourne.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Short getaway

Tonight, Craig and I leave for a quick holiday in Far North Queensland.
We fly to Sydney and stay overnight at the airport hotel. Then an early 9am flight to Cairns.
From Cairns we fly 30 minutes to Dunk Island in a small plane.
From Dunk Island we hop in a boat for 15 minutes to Bedarra Island: our destination.
Three nights, four days of relaxation and sunshine.
Looking forward to it...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Melbourne Cup Day

A public holiday in Melbourne, but the biggest day for race bookmakers. So off we went to Yarra Valley trots to make a buck. Craig's team doing the Melbourne races including the 'Cup, and Phil's team taking bets on the local trots. I was helping out Phil on the computer putting in the bets.
It was a long day... and a cold one.
Craig picked up two of his crew and made his way to Yarra Glen. Cam and I took the dog (to be dropped off at Woori Park Boot Camp) and picked up a bookies clerk on our way to Yarra Glen. That was 8.30am.
We made it to the track by 10.30 after the dog drop-off.
We didn't stop until 5.30 after the last race in Melbourne.
I didn't see one live horse, and the only race I saw was the Cup with 'Delta Blues' winning on a fuzzy tv at Craig's stand.
The locals were out in force and dressed up to the nines. Even though the weather was less than ideal for light, flowing dresses with lots of cleavage. But it didn't deter them and some of them looked great, albeit frozen! Perhaps the alcohol helped dull the chill.
Anyway, we finished up absolutely shattered. The day turned out quite profitable for both Nott boys.