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The Ashes – Second Test, in Adelaide

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In the late afternoon today, play in the Second Test of the current Ashes series, between Australia and England, at the Adelaide Oval in South Australia, was interrupted because of heavy rain falling on the pitch.   The photo above was taken by Marc Aspland for The Times, showing the storm clouds gathering while the sun was still shining on …

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Summer is a day away – and the Ashes are here

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There is only one more day before the start of summer in Australia, and that sporting reminder of summer is already here – test cricket.  This year it’s the Ashes series between Australia and England.  And this time it’s in Australia, so no sitting up in the late hours at night to watch it played in the UK.   The 1st test in …

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The Child is father of the Man

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Spring 2010 arrived in Melbourne today with the warmest day since last April. I haven’t had the heating on at all today. The winter sport AFL football 2010 season finally ended yesterday at the MCG (see above) with the “Drawn Grand Final Rematch” after the draw the previous Saturday.   They really shouldn’t call it a Grand Final. It’s more …

Australian Idol and DWTS

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I truly enjoyed the first episode (if that’s the word) of Australian Idol last night, and I’m looking forward to the coming weeks. While it’s not a view shared my many, I thought Kyle Sandilands added value to the judging. Dancing With The Stars was one of my favourite “don’t miss” shows when it was shown on Tuesday nights. But …