But first I’d like to say thank you to everyone who commented on the previous post about social media and all the odd goings on. I enjoyed reading how you cope with the good the bad and the ugly side of it all.
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Tennis – that game where two people (or even four at times) hit a ball over a net trying to get the other person to make a mistake by hitting the ball too hard and not getting it into the allocated space or not being able to hit the ball over the net or missing the ball altogether.
Perhaps it’s not that simple but that’s what it seemed to be like when we played at school. ‘Stop talking Catherine and just hit the ball over the net or you can go back to school and stand on the stage until we return’. I can still remember the games mistress yelling that at me across the courts lol
And of course all those in the know play it very well – we’ve had and still have oodles of very very good (read world class) tennis players in town over the past week or two for The Australian Open which is broadcast ‘live and free’ on TV.
Hot days meant – and I’ll be truthful- meant I’ve spent lots of time in the cool doing just that. Watching sport on TV. As well as the tennis which is on until the end of this week there has also been televised The Tour Down Under (cycling) and Ond Day International Cricket. One afternoon I thought I’d have a little fun playing silly so and sos with my iPad trying to take photos without leaving my chair.
Didn’t work – too far away and they wouldn’t stay still lol
You can click on the gallery for larger photos
Anyway Tennis was calling – The Megawall tells the story
I watched a ‘young lad’ called Kylel Edmund play someone with a very long name which I can’t pronounce. It turned into a long 5 set match that he won in the end.
Later I asked The Golfer where the other player came from as I didn’t recognise the flag. Neither of us knew so we then discovered Tennis Australia have a handy dandy player listing with flags and countries for each competitor which you can look at HERE
See I said Tennis isn’t just tennis – that afternoon it was a photography and a geography lesson rolled into one. Did you know Mr Basilashvili comes from Georgia?
Young Edmund has crept closer to the Final by beating Grigor Dimitrov – who comes from Bulgaria.
And it would seem I need to go back to school and revise some of my geography because I’m sure half the countries on the list didn’t exist when I was at school😊😊