Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day of Goodwill

OK, a lot of people probably won't know what I'm on about with this subject. The Day of Goodwill is an annual holiday on December 26 observed in South Africa. In the UK and most English speaking parts of the world, this would be known as Boxing Day.

I had a terrible night's sleep last night I have to admit. I did fall asleep relatively early, but I kept tossing and turning and waking up. At around 2AM, I figured out why this was. A friend of mine picked up an iPad for me and today is the day I should to collect it. I was quite worried because he might have been affected by the travel miseries that's been around all week in Europe.

Anyway, I woke up just before 8AM - yeah, on a Sunday morning, the day after Christmas. I had already planned to catch the cricket match today between South Africa and India, the second Test in Durban. I also knew that the Ashes game would be broadcast before my match, but thought it would be to early for me to watch.

Well, since I woke so early, I actually managed to catch the last hours of the game. I thought I was dreaming still when I turned on my TV. Australia was bowled out for less than 100 runs. In a Test Match! I'm staggered... And the two opening batsmen from England managed 157 runs before stumps. I cannot believe this at all! The Ashes has been a bit up and down, but only 98 runs in the first innings is pretty pathetic from the Aussies!

I'll pick up my iPad just after lunch. Awesome!!!

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