This morning I got up about 9am - one of the longest lay ins the entire time I have been in Aus! We had eggs and bacon for breakfast (!!!) and then had to be out the house by 9:45am to go to Cecily's football match. I really really enjoyed watching having been away from football for so long, and despite playing badly compared to previous weeks they won 1-0. Mark spoke to the guy who does the senior teams training, and now I am going along on Thursday to join as session and have a kick around! I hope the cuts on the sole of my feet heal as at the moment I wouldn't be able to play, but with a bit of luck i'll be fixed enough by then!
While we were there Fenella and Mark also introduced me to the local Farmers Market owner (who's daughter played in Cecily's team) - he has given 3 farmers a call so hopefully I will be on their books.
After the match Fenella, Mark and I also drove to a different farm shop and 2 farms to put my name out, so hopefully sooner or later I will be contacted!
After driving around those places we went to meet Diggor and Cecily at one her team mates house, who's parents are good friends of Mark and Fenella. We were meant to just go for 'cake', which developed into lunch and a few beers. The Aussies are so nice and welcoming, it was like going to family friends back home!
We eventually came home about 4pm. When we got back I played on skateboards with Diggor (and some FIFA), chopped up wood for Mark and then went to speak to Fenella while she was doing the horse. That soon turned into me having my first ever horse riding lesson, wandering the field on the back of 'Harvey'. I thought I had some controll riding along behind Fenella as he walked infront, until she walked off to one side and Harvey just followed her despite my best efforts. Little more practise needed I think..
By then it was dark so we came in and faffed about a bit until dinner. I also watched some of the highlights from the Eurpean Chamionships 'Soccer' which has now started.
After dinner we watched an international rugby game, Wales V Australia. That was pretty entertaining, especially with ex-English people supporting their adopted Aussie team!
Again by 10pm we were all really tired again, and we might be going to the beach tomorrow, so we went to bed early..
(Photo - 'Moose' the 2 year old giant dog! A cross between a Great Dane and a Rottweiler. He is huge but the soppiest dog ever!)