Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year . . .

If only this photo was better.

Today was the first day of the Adelaide Test Match and my most favourite day of the year.

I love love love love the cricket - the Pimms tent, the sprawling lawns, the picket fence, the baggy green, the boys in loafers . . . I digress.

Unless you've experienced the back of the Members for yourself, you can't even start to imagine how much fun it is. As a friend's Dad once said in reference to her membership payment "it's the most expensive entry fee you'll ever pay to a pub".

But oh, it's worth it!

Today I went with my Dad and actually watched most of the afternoon session. As much as I love the fun and frivolity out the back, I do insist that I watch some live action out the front on the first day.

Australia Day on Thursday though . . . that's a whole other story!

Pimms anyone?!


Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

Have fun! Jealous. But I wish you were joining us on the boat. I have a duty free sized bottle of pimms for oz day, i'm stocking up on cucumbers and garnish at the markets on my way to work tomorrow. love lots xx

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to have a drink with u tomorrow Kate!! JB xx

Anonymous said...

seconded! See you out the back! (I hope they have apple in the Pimms again this year, it wasn't the same with just the orange and cucumber last year!) love flavs x

Brooke said...

Test at Adelaide Oval... Adelaide Hills Wine Festival this weekend... It's a good time to be a South Aussie!

Kate said...

Flavs - they have a 'beer, wine and cider experience' tent this year. And a Mumm Tent! It's very hoi hoi! Did have a Pimms yesterday, but can't remember the break down of fruit . . .

Brooke, it's always a good time to be a South Aussie! You're talking to SA Kate here!

KB - the boat will be totally gorge, teeny bit jealous but I just couldn't say no to Australia Day at the cricket - it's just not cricket (pardon the pun!)

JB - I'm excited. Full stop x