Saturday, 26 December 2009


Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, December 26, 2009 with 2 comments
Christmas Day saw 62mm of rain recorded in our back yard rain gauge. Good steady rain, too, just what we need after what had looked like being a record dry year. I also went for a long run in the morning and got thoroughly soaked. The other measurement: I haven't dared do this morning is to stand on the scales to see what I weigh! We did enjoy great Christmas food, wine, and company during the day. Indoors of course, but that was the plan anyway. And the rain has damped the street noise to a tolerable level by keeping the drunkenness across the road mostly indoors as well..

Catching up with BBQ Stakes results: last Wednesday Gary and I ran, with Gary recording 28:45 and me 31:55. There was extreme heat and my legs just would not go. No-one ran particularly quickly! Good run by Gary, and I think he came in second on handicap despite a slow time.
BBQ Stakes is having a rest day next week and will resume in the new year.

I have always formulated my New Year Resolutions by now each year, but this year I have just forgotten about it. I probably won't bother. Maybe this is an indicator of how content I am with everything. Sounds good, I will stick with that thought.

Movies: Haven't seen a lot of movies this year, but I should list the best movies I have seen in 2009 as I did for music albums.
1. The Boys Are Back
2. Burn After Reading
3. Coraline (3D!
4. Up (3D!)
I cannot believe that "The Boys Are Back" had such a short run. Surely when more people discover it, it will make a return in 2010?

Our Christmas continues today with eight of the grandchildren (and their parents) arriving for dinner and present opening. They all were at their other respective grandparents places yesterday. And of course the cricket starts this morning, much to speedyJenny's annoyance, she can't stand cricket. I on the other hand would not miss the Boxing Day test, it's often the cricket highlight of the year. Unless it is raining in Melbourne, of course.


  1. Nice day in Melbourne for the cricket so if it's wet here all day, then I can stay in front of the TV as well.

  2. the cricket is two days late - it was pissing down on the 24th; today is nice and sunny.