Gra Nomad Wanderings

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


 Well, he mightn't be going today, but he's more than ready! Maybe this could be called "practice".

 The three year old isn't going yet, but took the opportunity to try on his big brother's uniform. No, the mother has not been able to fob off the 18 month old either.

 There are times when they are like angels... maybe when watching TV?

This guy is making his own rules. He's gonna win them pretty comfortably I think. He's a con artist that's for sure... so, be careful.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


 Here's Erica from Batemans Bay. She's one brave lady. Erica has melanomas on her legs etc. Not very pleasant. So a bunch of ex Goulburn High School folk who did the Leaving Certificate in 1962, gathered to spend a bit of time with Erica in Batemans Bay recently. Here she is with Wayne Mayo. Erica has a second-hand bookshop in Batehaven where Fay and I get a pile of our reading matter.

Here's Erica chatting with Wendy - Bill Frost's sister. Maybe that's Sue O'Reilly standing up with them.

 Here's Fay having a chat with Sue O'Reilly. (Gee I hope I've got some of this right!)

 Judy Jackson and Michelle Grimes. (Sorry if I've only got "single" names, or a mixture.... guess it shows that I didn't go to GHS.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


It's a great event and it's only 3 hours up the road from our place. The APIA INTERNATIONAL TENNIS event in Sydney.
We've seen Kvitova, Dokic (got cleaned up by Bartoli), Bartoli, Kuznotsova, Dulgheru and Li Na. In the blokes, we've seen Baghdatis, Del Potro (top seed), Kubot, Ebden (best young Aussie talent), Benneteau, Troiki (who beat Hewitt), Lleyton, Niemenen, Feeney (another young Aussie), Seppi and of course the Bryan brothers (most fun to watch).
Here are a couple of shots:
Mike and Bob Bryan are great doubles players. They usually win!!! They did today.

 These 2 blokes sure win the crowds. Characters for sure.

 These 2 people really enjoyed the tennis, even from way back in the stands.

 Here's Matthew Ebden (right) serving to Baghdatis (left). It was a 3 set match with Ebden losing the tie breaker at the finish. A top game. Hope to see a lot more of this young bloke.

Even this Aussie contingent couldn't get him over the line. That's Dokic out, Stosur out, Hewitt out and Ebden out.
Trivia question: One player comes from AHO. What country is that? I know PAK, AUT, USA, CYP, but I don't know AHO. Please help me.