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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Melbourne Cricket ground

I couldn't visit Melbourne and not see some of the famous sports grounds within the city. One of particular significance was the MCC (Melbourne Cricket Club) which was used for the 1956 Olympics. Outside the ground was the plaque commemorating the Olympics.

I just can't get enough of the Olympics.

Inside the famous MCC ground. Very different from Lord's cricket ground in that this ground is used for other sports when not being used for cricket in the Summer. I could never see Lord's agreeing to that!

I just love the blazers that the members of the club are entitled to wear. There is a waiting list of over 200,000 to become members. Who would have thought those stripey blazers could be that popular!

Just a short way from the cricket ground is the Rod Laver tennis arena which will see plenty of action in January when the Australian grand slam is held there.

 Doesn't seem to be much action happening there at the moment though.


  1. You and the Olympics! Can't get away from them, can you? ;o)

    I for one would LOVE to have a nice seat in the Rod Laver Arena come January! Preferably to watch a Federer-Nadal final! ;o)

  2. The MCC is a an interesting place and steeped in history of sports.


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