Australia Day


OK, so we celebrated a little early but today was a perfect winter day to hold the annual cricket in the snow. Australia Day is one of only 2 days where the normally slack Australians living in Riga actually come together for an event, the other being the AFL Grand Final. Mikus and I went this year together as Mook had to look after Matiss who was lying on the coach with a raging fever. After a brief kick of the Sherrin we divided into 2 teams to play a very haphazard game of cricket. Suffice to say the playing field wasnt exactly the best, with a thin layer of ice providing both a sense of caution and scenes of slapstick as people slid around trying their best not to fall flat on their arse. The game finished reasonably quickly as it is really is only a device to get us together. After the stumps were drawn we all went to Ala bar where Krisjanis had Sausage rolls and chips and gravy on offer. Mikus made a great friend today and in a surprising reversal of roles I was actually pleading with him to leave the bar.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Alex says:

    That's a great way to spend a pre-Australia Day! Did you do anything on the actual day?

  2. jem says:

    There was drinks at Kiwibar but I couldnt make it. You can celebrate Oz day a few days either side of the actual day...I think its in the Constitution!

  3. Ross says:

    hey! I will be in Riga this weekend. do you know where i can go watch the afl grand final. cheers
    Ross

  4. Mook says:

    Hey there, the game is being televised at the Kiwi Bar: Skarnu 7 in the old town http://www.kiwibar.lv/how-to-find-us
    BYO vegemite and/or a loaf of bread, the toaster will be provided ;)

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