Category Archives: Sport

Born To Run

Dear Friends, There’s no denying it! I’m no runner. With my short legs, I get nowhere fast. But the athletes at the XXI Commonwealth Games were in a class of their own. These speedsters flew around the running track at a breakneck pace, all hoping to be in the gold medal position at the end. Just …

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Into the Blue

Dear Friends, Since I’ve started travelling the world, I’ve met plenty of superstars and celebrities and, even though I’m famous too, it’s always a thrill when I meet another luminary. Last week was extra-special because I spent a day with the world’s newest hot shot. He was handsome and sporty and, despite being in constant …

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Sink or Swim

Dear Friends, Can you see this sign almost hidden behind the Mr Twirly Ice Cream van at Brown Lake? When I first saw it from a distance, I was sure it said “Beavers Only”. I was quite excited, because I’ve never been anywhere exclusive before and I thought I was the only beaver in Australia. Perhaps …

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D is for Danger – Weekly Photo Challenge – Adventure

Dear Friends, As you know, adventure is my middle name. If there’s something exciting happening I’ll be right there ready to join in, and if I’m adventuring with friends it’s even better. But there is a limit to how adventurous I’m prepared to be, not like some people who go in for extreme activities and then get into trouble. It …

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Great Balls of Fire

Dear Friends, The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts today! Manny and I have three teams to support – Germany, Australia and USA – we’re spreading the love in the hope of achieving some success. In honour of this spectacle of fabulous footwork and amazing ball skills we decided to get in the groove by going to a warm-up game. The roar …

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Dear Friends, You only have to look at me to see that I’m not very athletic and playing any type of sport isn’t my preferred leisure activity. But those of you who have been following my adventures for some time will know that I am an avid follower of sport. I enjoy the action, the passion of …

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Howzat!

Dear Friends, The game of cricket has a long and distinguished history dating from the 16th century. It began as a children’s game in England, but by the 17th century cricket was a serious game played by adults. One of the greatest cricket clubs in England was Hambledon, in Hampshire.  Even though cricket had already …

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