Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brisbane QLD and Cricket

Thursday Jan 15th:
Brisbane is a beautiful city. Modern and bright but with a sense of old colonial. Laid back but exciting on many levels, and of course ther is the GABBA cricket ground, which is as legendary as "the Forum" in Canada and "MSG" in New York. Of course the "SCG" and "MCG" would probably argue that!
I was trying to get tickets to go and see a live match, but ended up working all night in a bakery...well, we all have priorities.
Although 5 day international test matches are still played, the buzz now is the limited overs games. 50/50 which lasts about 8 hours and 20/20 which lasts about the same as a soccer/rugby/baseball game. The short games are fast and exciting and have thrown the traditional rules out the window. My old head master, Stanley Stubbs would turn in his grave! (In my all-boys school it was the custom to have one lad in the back of the class, with an ear-piece and a transistor radio, report on the progress of the test matches from the BBC)
Remind me when we have 6 or 7 hours to spare to explain the rules of the game.

Anyway, the real reason for me being in Bris. was to visit SOL to follow...

PS and they don't where whites any more....all day-glo coloured uniforms

1 comment:

Sisel said...

Hey pretty cool Martin. I was online looking for a flourless peanut butter cookie recipe and came across this neat Balaboosta blog, and there you were! Small cyber world.

Why this blog.....

My photo
January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .