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Friday, November 24, 2017

Nuptials and no balls #CTST

I love weddings. I'm divorced but that won't put me off marrying again when the time and the person is right. Last night, I was invited to a low key wedding dinner at Sky City. A student of mine and her long time boyfriend, decided on a registry marriage followed by a small celebratory dinner with a small group of friends. Both the bride and the groom have no family here in Darwin.

It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to attend this celebration. This student started her English course on the same day that I started teaching at Australian Careers College which was August 8, 2016. I've come to think of her as my younger sister, and she considers me not just her teacher, but her friend. It's a good relationship and I was chuffed to be included in the nuptial dinner.

This week also saw the beginning of the Ashes series between Australia and England (that's cricket I'm talking about - and you know how much I love cricket.)

A happy week indeed. May the marriage I celebrated last until death they do part, and may the Aussies smash our oldest sporting enemy: England.

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends as well. How did you celebrate? How was the rest of your week?

* 'no balls' is a cricket term which I selected because it starts with the letter 'n'.

6 comments:

  1. I got the 'no ball's reference, thanks, but here in Blighty we're having a slightly different response to the scoreline we've woken up to. Hey: it's only a game. Have a good week.

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    1. England will be rightly disappointed with their performance...sadly I think their pain will continue in the 2nd test in Perth. Just one thing Julia: it's not just a game, it's the most awesome game on earth. England still ranked higher than Australia atm. I hope you have a good week too.

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  2. A wedding is always something to celebrate! And if NZ aren't playing, I'll support the Aussies to win the cricket.

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    1. Good on you Kate. There's a lot of love between Kiwis and Aussies... except on the sporting field.

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  3. I enjoy weddings too- especially when the couple seem to be truly in love. I believer there is someone for everyone...it's just a matter of finding them.

    Good luck to your cricket team. I've never watched a any, but it sounds exciting.

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    1. Finding the right person...hmmm, one of humanity's chief preoccupations. Australia won the match. Game 2 in the series starts on Saturday.

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