Sunday, January 06, 2008


Yesterday we (me, Chris, Tyler and nephew Stephen) went up to Cromwell for the annual New Year touch tournament. It was a scorchingly hot day, mostly in the mid-30's so it was pretty hard yakka. Lots of fluids and sunscreen (or sun-scream as Tyler calls it). And yes I know I shouldn't have been playing but I just wanted to do something normal. Oh and I can thoroughly recommend 'Daylong' sunscreen.

We played really well considering we had a couple of young kids and others who hadn't played for the team before. Young Stephen got a couple of excellent tries and played himself into the ground to the extent that he ended up with really bad hammy cramps. Me and Chris - the old fogeys - managed to get around OK but we are a bit stiff and tired today. Tyler behaved like the proverbial Energizer Bunny all day and then crashed on the way home.

Alania, Baz and Ella came out to the farmlet today for a yummy BBQ lunch, Bruce and Ali visited later on and then Rosina arrived back from Te Anau to stay the night. We did a bit of a tiki-tour round the newests subdivisions of Invervegas for her benefit.

Here's Stephen and Tyler at the touch tournament....

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