Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Football (AFL and Soccer) Days

I can't believe it has been so many days since my last post. I have been busy with all things sporting for the last few days. We had our soccer team's second round clash on Sunday morning, it was an awesome game and our boys came away with hard fought win. On Sunday afternoon my AFL team (The West Coast Eagles) played in the Western Derby against Mr W's AFL team (The Fremantle Dockers). My team were victorious winning for the first time for 8 games. Wahoo we also moved up the ladder and overtook Mr W's team. We wont mention that DH's team (Collingwood) is second on the ladder when our teams are seventh and eighth.

Thankfully Mr W's basketball team had a bye on Monday.

Today I went on a sports excursion with Mr W's school. They had an inter-school soccer day. The kids played 5 games. Not many of the kids at our school play soccer so unfortunately Mr W's team got thumped* in every match today. He did score an amazing goal for his team and an own goal off his shoulder for the other team. The kids had a great day and because they weren't playing for sheep stations** the kids just had heaps of as much fun.  Poor old Mr W has just left in the car with his Dad for... soccer training.

Not much time for crafting while all this sport has been going on but I have crocheted a winter scarf for my DH's birthday and completed a C6 temari. I will finish that thimble I started a few weeks ago tomorrow and Mum, Miho and I plan to have a sewing day on Thursday so we'll see what we get to do then.

* Got thumped: Used when you are beaten in a competition by a very large margin also used  is the term got flogged. 'They got flogged 10 : nil.' or ' Of course we won, we absolutely thumped them.'

**Playing for sheep stations: A sheep station is a very large sheep farm/ranch in Australia or New Zealand. The phrase 'playing for sheep stations' has both a literal and ironic usage. Literally, it is used to encourage participants to play in a friendly and not too competitive manner. Playing a game of some sort, but not for prizes, one might say 'take it easy, we're not playing for sheep stations'. It could also be used starting a game of cards or pool for example, to check whether the game would be played for money, beer, or just pride, asking 'so, are we playing for sheep stations or what?'

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