Well, last Friday Tayla experienced the intensity and cutthroat world of professional sport - Athletics day.....needless to say the preparation was considerable. Days of carbo loading (Marmite toast?), hours of mental preparation (Now don't be shy Tayla!!) and much committment to training (Stand on the line...ready....on your marks....get set....go). Mom and Dad took the day off and were given special tickets, in the front row, by our star athlete. She put us up in the best 5 star hotel and we dined at only the classiest restaurants......what a wonderful young lady and all in two years.
It was then onto the Bermuda Agricultural Show where all sorts of animals, displays and action events were on show. Literally the entire island comes to a stand still for this three day event. We got school off on Friday and I must say it was very worthwhile seeing. Tayla loved the animals and all the horse show items. Dad's "hockey" (I use this word lightly - when you see that photo you will understand) team made it into the National Tug-of-War final and tugged for $1500 against the National Parks team. After a valiant effort we were soundly put to sleep.
I thought I would upload a few other pics from our recent trip to South Africa just to remind everyone how beautiful the Kruger National Park is....and how fortunate one can be to get so close to animal and the outdoors.
This is going to be a big week in so much as South Africa play those Aussies on Wednesday, the Super 14 nears its climax and work has one or two interesting developments. More on them later. I am hesitant to comment on the cricket but if it is anything like the previous games against those fantastically gifted and wonderfully nice men graced with such sportsmanship it should be close.
Finally, if anyone has seen the person pictured below please tell him we miss him and would love to hear from him!!