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Yippee

And it's back! The forced bench time of netball is over (well, supposed to start last week, but we had Lockdown 3.0 thrust upon us). My girl is dressed and ready, looking like the strong, fit chick that she is. It's been nearly a year since we played in a competition---save for four weeks of… Continue reading Yippee

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After the match

'What a delight!' Nancy said. 'We won, girls.' The team gathered around her, sweaty and red-faced from exertion. Some were drinking from their water bottles, others lay prone on the stadium floor. 'What was the score?' asked Bridget. She was the shooter in the squad and frequently scored all the goals. Today, she'd been off… Continue reading After the match

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The Icy Bench

This weekend is the first foray back into netball and I'm just back home. We're in a new level, and the teams have been graded for development purposes. The grading took place last year and was performed by an independent, objective, and non-member of our club. There's no way on God's green earth I could've… Continue reading The Icy Bench

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Getting out of a car park

Driving home from netball this morning, we stopped into our local Coles. Hubster ran inside to get a few things that we desperately needed, while me and T1, T2 and Our Girl waited in the car. Hubster arrived; three products tucked under his arm. I reversed out of the space, then drove towards the entrance/exit… Continue reading Getting out of a car park

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Sporty morning

A fabulous morning out with the kids for their sport. Our Girl's netball match was at the frightening hour of 7.45AM; they had a cracking win: 17-6. The second netball team I coached also had a win (no offspring in it, but 10-4, I think). I raced home, vacuumed down a second coffee and we… Continue reading Sporty morning