I was so over the moon about the Ashes result that I totally forgot that not everyone is idiotic over sport as Australians are...sorry!
The Ashes is the Holy Grail of Cricket and if you want to find out the history behind it, Wikipedia will explain it much better than I can.
We just have the Boxing Day Test now and what a good day to watch cricket on TV. All Christmassed out and just hanging out for a quiet day at home. What to do? Easy - turn on the TV, grab a cold drink (your choice) and get ready for some drama! Better still, invite some friends around to watch with you and you can all yell and scream for Warney or McGrath and bow down to Ponting. Too old - yeah, right! Who spoke too soon, then, huh? Huh?
To change the subject (good idea, I think), I watched the Carols in the Domain the other night. It was broadcast from Sydney and as usual, was spectacular, entertaining and just beautiful. I do love David Hobson's voice and may just have to buy his CD for myself for Christmas. For those who don't know, he mentored Erika Heynatz in "It Takes Two" - the singing contest, and they took out first prize. For an opera singer, he does some gooooood rock'n'roll!
Sadly, Belinda Emmett was not there. She always sang at this particular venue and it was so sad to realise she will never sing again. Her brother sang a very beautiful tribute to Belinda and the last verse featured a duet with he and his sister, a precorded version Belinda sang of the same song some months earlier. Very sad. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, Belinda was a beautiful young actor and singer who died of breast cancer a few weeks ago, aged only 32. She was married to Rove McManus who has his own very popular TV show and it was dreadful to see Rove, who is a larger than life character, so devastated at the death of his young wife. Very sad.
I particularly liked the Wiggles (Hot potato, hot potato!) and the new yellow Wiggle, Sam. He did really well and has a good voice. But of course, my real favourite is Dorothy the Dinosaur. A few years ago, I had a boss who had young children and would go around work singing Wiggles songs!
I love kids' shows and movies and I want to go and see "Happy Feet", it looks such fun, and Charlotte's Web. Since Shrek, there have been some great movies in that format and I've seen most of them and loved them all! (I just don't know what I want to be when I grow up...)
Must go now and do dishes and other boring things. Only five more sleeps to Christmas!!