Sporty happenings


A month ago we were staying with two of our grandchildren for the weekend while their parents were away and we were fortunate to be able to spend some time with them at various sporting fixtures.

The first up for the weekend was our grandson’s cricket match.

It was a beautiful day but the wind was cold when you were sitting still.  It is great to see the development in his cricket skills since I last watched him play.

The next event was a basketball game at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne.  My son-in-law had purchased two tickets before he found out about the commitment they had in Sydney so he asked me if I would like to take Lewis to the basketball instead.  I jumped at the chance as it is decades since I last attended a live basketball match.

What an eye opener that was.  All singing, all dancing, bells and whistles, smoke makers, heat blasts.  It was almost as if the basketball was a sideline.  So commercial and so focused on making money.  Apart from that I enjoyed the sport but could have done without the constant commentary telling me what I should be doing as a member of the audience.  Just let me watch the game.

It was lovely to get to spend some one-on-one time with my grandson.  My husband got to spend one-on-one time with our granddaughter while we were at the basketball.

The following day we were off to swimming lessons with our granddaughter.  Again it was great to see the progress in skills since we last watched her swimming.

I even managed to fit in a bit of tennis with both of our grandchildren.  Now it really is decades since I last picked up a tennis racquet but it is like riding a bike, you don’t forget how.


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