Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Day

There is nothing better than getting up early on Anzac Day morning... and turning on the TV to see Australia belting the crap out of the West Indies in a Test Match. Yesterday, the first day, Australia had been in awful trouble at 7/160, but had moved along to 7/212 at stumps thanks to Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc. This morning, Australia had finally been dismissed for 328, thnaks to a debut century by Wade, who was eventually dismissed for 106, his second fifty coming off 29 balls. Super stuff. Australia then had the Windies all over at 8/120, but a late defensive effort saw stumps drawn at 8/165. Great stuff from the Aussies, and let's hope tomorrow they can do a real number on them.

After a casual morning of music listening (by me) and cooking pumkin soup and anzac biscuits (Helen & the kids) we headed over to Mum and Dad's for Anzac Day lunch with the Peters/Wallace/Parker tribe. Dad cooked sausages and rissoles on the barby, combined with salad and rolls. He also had some special curried sausages and rice to try, which was just terrific. Helen and I will often cook sausage casserole for us and the kids, but without the curry (unfortunately). We're both looking forward to the day when they'll eat that too. It might be tough to beat Dad's recipe, even though Helen still has a good one from her David Berry Hospital days.

Collingwood and Essendon put on another classic this afternoon in their Anzac Day clash. Collingwood lead for most of the day by two goals, but surrendered that late in the fourth quarter, and with two minutes to play fell five points behind. They then (finally) answered with one of their own to lead by a single point - and they hung on to win. Amazing. Another heart stopper. It is far too difficult to be a Collingwood supporter. No wonder so many of them die of heart failure so long (not an actual fact, but realistic).
Collingwood v Essendon report

Much the same in the Dragons and Roosters clash, where a dreadful refereeing decision gave the Roosters an 8 point buffer with four minutes to play, only for the Dragons to score from their owen kick-off, and then score again in the last play of the game to win 28-24. Unbelievable drama.
Dragons v Roosters report

Helen cooked pumpkin soup for tea. For my taste, the pumpkin and cream didn't agree with me, even after a whole heap of cayenne pepper had been added. No I didn't tell her, she isn't taking that kind of truth too well at the moment. I smiled and told her it was great. She loved it, so in the long run that is all that matters.

Do we really have to go to work tomorrow? *sigh*

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