Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Have you ever seen...?

...a whale with a polka-dotted tail?

 ...a moose kissing a goose?

...a bee with a sunburned knee?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Living his dream


Keegan came home today exhilarated after having experienced his "BEST DAY EVER". This weekend is the 2012 Hong Kong Sixes tournament, and Keegan was chosen to be a ball boy! 

Supposedly the quickest and most fun-filled version of the game, the Sixes (thus named because of its six players per side) is famous for its huge hits, 20 plus runs every over, and spectacular catches between the eight international teams represented. 

Keegan and Craig had to arrive early at the Kowloon Cricket Club to prepare for the day's responsibilities.

Between breakfast and the first match, the ball boys found time to play on the nearby playground.

Two Gappers coaches coordinated the two teams of ball boys who alternated duties during the long day of matches.

Sadly, Australia lost this game.

This was the first ball Keegan and his partner Soham recovered.

Keegan cheered on the teams when he was not on duty. The Aussie players happened to sit right in front of him, adding to the thrill of the game.

CL, maybe you know who these two up-and-coming players are? Take note that the youngest guy in this photo keeps telling us he is the future captain of the Aussie team!

The Australian team posed for photos with some of the sponsors.

Three Gappers ball boys with the Aussie 2012 Sixes team.

He's not Ponting, but Keegan was still pretty chuffed to meet Captain Brad Hodge and get his signature.

I expect that at this very minute Keegan is dreaming about playing on the Australian team in the future Sixes himself. I also reckon his cheeks are sore from grinning all day!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hong Kong signs

Can you see anything wrong with these first few signs?

These ones don't have any errors, but for various reasons I liked them enough to photograph them.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Beach outing

What a lovely time we had at the beach on Sunday! We were invited by some ICS friends to camp overnight at Pak Lap near Sai Kung but chose just to spend the afternoon and early evening there. The beach was secluded and quiet and had plenty of shade from trees...perfect for a family!

Making sandcastles

Playing cricket

Boogie boarding

Enjoying the last few minutes of sunshine

Getting the campfire ready (I'm not voting this guy off my Survivor team!)

Sausages for tea

Emily made her famous Jaffa cakes. She scooped the orange pulp out of several oranges and filled them with chocolate cake batter.

The oranges were then wrapped in foil and placed directly into our camp fire.

After about 15 minutes they are ready to eat. Chocolate cake with a hint of orange...yum!