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Day 658
Melbourne, Australia
25th January 2006
Last weekend I spent Sat at Brighton Beach, the weather was around 99 degrees and the sea was like a warm bath, it was the only place to stay cool. On Sunday the temperature rose to 110 so getting to the beach was not even an option, so i locked myself in my flat, put the air con on and watched tv all day.

Last night I went to the Austalian Open and watched another American get knocked out, which makes 2 in 2 years and they were both favourites. I discover after that Charlize Theron was there but I missed her :( I watched NO.8 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne's beat Lindsay Davenport in the quarter-finals and watched some of Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis and Croatian Ivan Ljubicic. The mens match was almost like a football match, with a strong Greek and Croatian community here they were chanting football songs and making themselves heard.

Tomorrow is Australia Day which is a public holiday here. I've been invited to a BBQ but they expect the temp again to rise to 110 so I doubt I will be able to get there. The temperature at the moment is 25C which is about 80F and it is 7.30 in the evening.



  1. marcos baghdatis...what a great match that was V lube...Marcos was brilliant in the 5th set! And was great against Nalbandian..federer a bridge too far...but played well in the 1st set then ran out of steam...A Great Aus open...

    • Marcos
    • Wednesday, August 1st at 9:01am
  2. woullike to see pics of your flat plus views from the top .a s you can now see i have got my laptop working .......please keep in touch ttfn ...gramps

    • gramps
    • Thursday, August 2nd at 4:01am
  3. Hi gramps, I will take some pics and post them, first I need to clean up the place.

    • Simon
    • Thursday, August 2nd at 11:01pm
  4. Just an update,not finished cleaning my flat which is why no pictures have appeared. Just been out for tight arse tuesday which means $5 gets you a meal and drink. All over Australia Tuesday is cheap night, so ladies beware of being asked out on a Tuesday!
    I am going to see an Immigration Lawyer after work on Wed so see if I can turn my 4 year visa into one where I can come back to the UK for a few months which would be amazing. More news to follow....

    • Simon
    • Sunday, July 8th at 5:02am
  5. WE HAVE VIP VISITORS HERE IN ST ANNES ,MUM AND SAMMY WE ALL SEND OURLLOVE SAMMY HAS BEEN ARUN ON THE PROM HE MUST REMEMBER THE TRIPS HERE WITH YOU REMEMEMBER........GRAMPS

  6. Spurs Fans Celebrate 4th Place video.google.com

    • Marcus
    • Wednesday, July 18th at 10:02am

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