Big Tennis

I have always loved watching tennis, especially the grand slams. There’s something very special about a 128 person main draw and the ability to say “Round of 16” as often as you like. Play is positively mesmeric and there’s a definite cheekiness to watching the Australian Open from the air conditioned comfort of one’s living room as the […]

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Love Your Towel

Today I am continuing my quest to get in shape for my walk across England from St Bees to Robin Hood Bay. I am trying to get some serious miles under my belt so my feet are ready for eight straight days of walking with my dear husband literally up hill and down dale. I […]

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So much awesome

Today I continue the countdown to Rio with a little note of encouragement to our athletes. I am looking forward to a lot of awesome performances and awesome moments from our awesome athletes. I chose some red dots and red ribbon to match my note card because the colours are awesome. You got to hand it […]

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If wrapping were an Olympic Sport

Everyone in my family just loves watching the Olympic Games, so with only days to go we are ramping up for our four yearly Olympic viewing and sporting trivia marathon  We are beginning with  a “Breakfast of Champions” on Saturday morning where we will whip ourselves into a frenzy trying to predict how the flame […]

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Predominantly white

Today 30 June and we are well into the first week of the The Championships. Of course I am referring to the All England Club Tennis Championships played at Wimbledon. I am a bit sad that I have never attended the Championships. I have been fortunate enough to attend other major sporting events – just not Wimbledon. […]

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Full Beard

Today 6 March we acknowledge the  World Beard and Moustache Championship being held Schoenberg, Germany. The event draws more the 300 hopefuls competing in sixteen categories across three major groupings – moustache, partial beard and full beard. For the  moustaches, participants can choose from the Natural, the Dali, the English, the Imperial, the Hungarian and the Freestyle. Half Beard? Choose from the Goatee Natural, the Musketeer, the Fu Manchu Goatee, the […]

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Tour down under

Today 24 January is the final day of the Tour Down Under with a race around the  streets of Adelaide. I’ve been to the TDU heaps of times and it is fabulous hubbing out of Adelaide and into the picturesque surrounds of beaches, mountains and wineries. I’ve seen a few of the really big names […]

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Diamond or lozenge

Today 8 January you need to know about the argyle pattern because it is Argyle Day. The argyle pattern is made of diamonds or lozenges. The word refers to an individual diamond in the design and the overall pattern. The argyle pattern is derived from the kilts and plaids of the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland, as well […]

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Go Ricky

Happy Birthday to former Australian Cricket Captain, Ricky Thomas Ponting AO who turns 41 today 19 December. Fresh from having his statue unveiled at Bellreive Oval in Hobart earlier this month, Tasmania’s favourite son is no doubt looking forward to Christmas with his little family. Ricky is quoted as saying he would only ever wear […]

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Tile with style

Today 8 November marks the final day of the World Scrabble Championships being held in Perth.The event has attracted players from 38 countries, many of whom don’t speak English but have memorised thousands of words. West Australian Russell Honeybun (no kidding …that’s his name) says its important to be familiar with the small words that will […]

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