Daily Photo – Saturday 5th September 2015 – Bug on a wall

Today was a jam packed day.

We saw an AFL game at the Gabba, and actually got to walk across the turf afterwards.

Then the evening saw us at one of the events of the Brisbane festival: Rise for the Oceans.

I’ll leave it to the official publication to explain that: “Rise for the Oceans brought together a tremendous line-up of great Australians – Bernard Fanning, Tim Winton, William Barton, Katie Noonan, Jessica Watson among them – in a multi-arts celebration of the Great Barrier Reef, the oceans that surround us, and the 50th anniversary of the Australian Marine Conservation Society.”

A mixed bag of songs, music, talks, vidoes and on stage art.

But the photo for the day? This bug was spotted at some point in the day…..but I now can’t remember where! Could have been on the way to parkrun, but could easily have been at any other point. But it doesn’t really matter.

Two things spring to mind…..

1. Is it trying to ‘hide’ on this blue grout?

2. I have no idea what it is, and indeed whether it is something to be wary of.

Bug on a wall

Daily Photo – Saturday 15th August 2015 – My first AFL match

One of the things I said I’d like to do now we’re in Australia is to go and watch all the different sports at least once, to see if any grab my fancy as a regular watch.


Today was the turn of the AFL (Australian Football League) at the stadium I associate with the cricket: The Gabba.

Teams playing were the Brisbane Lions v. Carlton.

As it turns out it was perfectly watchable, with a reasonable size crowd, and even a tune to be sung for the home team. I won’t pretend I understand all the rules, but would happily watch another game again sometime.

What’s your favourite sport to watch live….and why?