This has nothing whatsoever to do with cricket, no, if I was thinking of writing on the 3rd test in Perth, titles such as “Washed up” or “Beached” would be more appropriate.
As I helped out with the chores earlier today, a thought crossed my mind, when it comes to washing up I’m very much of the chuck ’em all in and I’ll clean ’em as they surface! (Or if they remain stubbornly submerged, as I get to ’em.)
Now Mrs S, has the lot on one side and washes them in order, I’m sure that there’s a logical system of some sorts but I never hang around to find out!
So, my question to colleagues is. Are you like me, chuck the lot together and clean each item haphazardly or do you have a system?
What a day! What a weekend! What an event! What a crowd! What an atmosphere!
On an emotionally charged weekend, how fitting was it for the very first International sporting event to be held on South African soil after the death of Nelson Mandela to be held in the stadium that bears his name?
16 teams, 45 games, an extravaganza of rugby if ever there was one!
It’s fair to say that we probably spent more time in the bar / lounge during the day on Saturday then in the stand (except of course when the Blitzbokke were playing) it is after all a day of preliminary group stages where the minnows get the chance to play against the big guns but today (Sunday) was the main event, and what an event it was.
The beauty of this format is that it splits into 4 competitions during the course of the final day (Shield, Bowl, Plate and Cup) with all teams having a chance of gaining a medal and silverware as late as the mid-afternoon!
We got the dream final we wanted. The Blitzbokke cruised through their quarter and semi finals as did the All (cough) (splutter) Blacks.
I’ve written elsewhere that I thought that the Ref had a couple of ‘Mandela moments’ during the final but who cares? Final score Blitzbokke 17 – AB’s 14 (3 tries to 2)