Topical reading

I have been very quiet over the last couple of weeks as I have been watching the Tour de France.  Here in Australia the broadcast starts at about 8.30 or 9.00pm and continues until 1.30 or 2.00am the following morning.  Needless to  say my sleeping pattern has been completely altered during this time and the…

More Tour preparation

One of the SBS cycling commentators, David McKenzie, tweeted about a special pack that was being offered by the Bright Brewery for during the Tour de France. The pack is called Tour de Froth. Very clever as the pack contains 21 beers, one for each stage of the Tour. During the Tour it is part…

My favourite sporting event

The Tour de France starts in two weeks time and I am getting myself organised for watching.  Because I am in the southern part of the world it means that the watching happens late at night and into the early hours of the next day. I have received my ordered Tour Guide and have been…

It has been a while

Finally getting down to posting on my blog.  You would think that with the COVID shutdown I would have all the time in the world to write blog posts but I just haven’t felt like it. I have found some sense of normality this week as the Tour de France is on the television, albeit…

Lots of sport available

At the moment I have so many choices of what sport to watch on the television. My three favourite sports will all be on at the same time in the next few weeks.  I have had many late nights over the last couple of weeks watching the games leading up to the finals of the…

A window with a touch of Tour de France

I was surprised when I was in Bairnsdale recently to find that there was a shop that had devoted its window display to the Tour de France.  It really should have been no surprise as it was a bike shop.  I just hadn’t expected it. The display was not complicated as it was only a…