During our Australian holidays, we had a chance encounter with rugby league great, Wally Lewis while walking into Brisbane Airport. It’s interesting how sometimes you can spot a celebrity from a mere flash of them quite a distance away. He was kind enough to pose for a photo with us. In case he needed some […]
The week before last, was the first game of this year’s (Australian) State of Origin rugby league series. For rugby league fans, this is one of the major events in the calendar. Sadly, my state of Queensland (the good guys) lost in a close encounter. That gives their opposition New South Wales Blues the upper […]
The Summer heat in Dubai was making my weekly tennis matches a game more of perseverance, attrition, and stupidity than fun or skill. Rather than migrate to the air-conditioned squash court, a friend found a good tennis deal going at Dubai Sports World. To be clear, it is on planet Earth between June 21 and August […]
Crippen died last Saturday while competing in FINA Open Water 10km World Cup at Fujairah. via – National News. This news is quite worrying. It seems the swimmer drowned, perhaps as a result of the UAE waters being too hot for elite competition – which I can understand.
One of the things that sealed the deal for us to agree to moving Dubai, was their love of sports. And horse racing is one of the more preferred sports. The weekend just gone was the Dubai World Cup – the $10M horse race – apparently the richest race in the world. Incidentally I thought […]
Last night I was conned on the street by Indian beggers. The guy was holding a baby and with his wife, so his story of the family not having money for food or milk appealed to the senses of an absent father. To be honest it felt a bit like a con (I mean I […]
Suncorp Stadium, or the new Lang Park, was today provided with an Australian Rugby League plaque to signify its importance to the game of rugby league. I have no issues with this at all. The ground at Milton is one of my favourite sporting venues. I’ve experienced some great sporting moments sitting in this amazing […]