Friday, February 18, 2005


Tonight was the touch finals. We won our semi 5-2 and so came up against the same team we lost to in last years final. They have remained unbeaten all season. Gapesy had pulled a hamstring in the semi and Cam left for Bible College during the week so we were down on players a little. But what an awesome final!! It was the last game of the night (8pm) and so there were quite a few spectators on the sideline. They were pretty much all cheering for us! As the game progressed it became more and more intense. Both teams scored fairly early but by halftime they were ahead. Just before halftime I had run thru from dummy-half but my long pass to Scott in the in-goal area went to ground. Second half I felt like my body was ready to play and the intensity also picked up. Touches are now allowed to be pushes so temperatures were rising. One of the opposing players swore when he dropped a ball and the referee gave us a penalty for it. The 3 referees had a conference and decided that him and one of our players had to go to the sin-bin. Dan had been holding someone from the other team. Well they got the numbers mixed up and so I ended up going to the sin-bin instead of Dan! This meant 5 on each team and the crowd cheered me as I ran to the sin-bin! When I got back from the 1 minute in the sin-bin the adrenaline was flowing and the games extreme pace seemed to pick up even more. Then Eamon was holding someone and then argued with the referee and then got sent off! The other team all started laughing when he got sent off so we got a penalty! So we had to play 5 against 6. I was marking 2 guys on the wing and the winger just got past me and scored in the corner. The final score was 5-1. It was one of the best games I remember playing. Loved it!! Hoping they start a supertouch league so we get intense games like this more often.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

We dont know how lucky we are!

Last weekend was a perfect reminder of why Nelson is the best place on this planet. Especially when its summer time and hot!! Its been extra hot here lately but there are so many ways and places to keep cool! Friday nite i finished work early (cause it was hot!) and went to my uncle and aunties place for a swim and then a BBQ dinner eaten outside. My brother Jono was still there on his visit and my sister jo and her family are still there too. Watched cricket and rugby 7's and then played games. Saturday I met Jono and Jo and family at Rabbit Island for a swim and we taught Nikki and Melanie to catch waves on the body board. Then off to play beach volleyball in the afternoon, then a swim at Tahuna beach which was like bathwater and hundreds of people there. 6pm and I'm still wet but now on my way to Rabbit Island again to meet up with Scott for a waterski. Had a waterski but after squashing my finger trying to get up on 1 ski I again went to uncle and aunties for another BBQ dinner, more rugby 7's and a game of Cranium. Home to bed again and then Sunday do it all over again!! Started with church, then up to uncle and aunties for another outdoor meal(lunch) and then off to play beach volleyball again. An awesome weekend in such a beautiful place!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Hot Hot Hot!

Its 11pm and still 29 deg Celsius inside. There isnt much cool air coming in the wide open window so will be hard to sleep again tonite. Today was the second hot hot day in a row. Over 30 deg with very very intense sun. Had 2 swims today after work--one at the beach and one up the river. for pics of the sports camp i went to on the weekend check out