Four more years, boys…

7 October, 2007


Yeah, I know the Wallabies bombed out of the Rugby World Cup at the ends of the old enemy last night, but at least we can take some solace from the fact that the All Blacks also bowed out at the hands of their long time nemesis, France.

The Kiwis have taken the loss in the right spirit as usual, blaming the ref and looking to sack their coach.

As now retired George Gregan once famously commented, “Four more years, boys. Four more years.”

See you in NZ for the Rugby World Cup 2011. Given the size of the tiny ‘stadiums’ over there in the land of the long white cloud, it may be advisable to start queuing at Ticketmaster tomorrow morning.



1 July, 2007


Wallabies 20 v All Blacks 15

Two great things this weekend

30 June, 2007

Eales and Bledisloe

Great Thing #1 – Bledisloe Cup match at the MCC – Wallabies vs. the All Blacks.

We have one of each in our household, so someone will come home a winner.

My tip is the Elephant and Wheelbarrow bar in Melbourne will also be a winner in terms of bar sales when the Clarke boys, Col, Possum Boy, Barnesman and Wakes meet up for some pre-game inspiration.

Bledisloe, take me home, to the place I belong

In Australia –

We’re superior

Bledisloe, take me home

Great Thing #2 – Overseas holiday

After months of counting down, the big day has finally arrived.

We’re off to London, via Hong Kong, with plans to visit the races at Sha Tin and Newmarket, the two Tour de France stages in London, and a week on a beach somewhere in Europe for good measure. (Not to mention the chance to catch up with our gorgeous niece, Alisha).

I’m hoping to update the blog while I’m away, but have also enlisted the services of a few guest posters to help keep the ball rolling in my absence. Who knows, I might find the thought of spending an afternoon in an English pub more appealing than sitting on the net trying to work out what to say!

Go Wallabies!

Would Wakes Eat This Sushi?

14 June, 2007

Chocolate Sushi Those who know my better half knows she loves chocolate but refuses to be in the same room as seafood.

How do you think she would go with this?

My vote is NO.

Congratulations Mike

12 May, 2007

bnb.jpg Congratulations to my friend Michael Phelan who has just retired after a lifetime of work with Dunlop/South Pacific Tyres.

Michael and his lovely wife Maria have set up the Above Town bed and breakfast establishment in Wellington, New Zealand. If you’re ever in windy Wellington and looking for a friendly place to stay – look no further.

Good luck in your retirement, Mike.