Geoff’s favourite team was in the grand final last weekend. Some places show the football from Australia, but we had just arrived in Beijing and didn’t know where to go to watch it (that we could take a tired baby and an only slightly less tired wife). He started out listening to the game over the internet in our hotel room:
Clearly Arlo was into it too.
Then, a few text messages to home later, Geoff was watching the game by Skyping with his brother-in-law in Sydney. The computer was set up in front of the TV and Geoff was happy. It was funny to hear Geoff and Paul say the occasional thing to each other – really as though they were sitting next to each other on the couch, rather than half a world away from each other. I was waiting for one of them to say, “I’m getting another beer, would you like one?”
Geoff was able to give Arlo an education in NRL, punctuated with the occasional, “Get out of the way, Max,” as Arlo’s cousin’s friend would get a little too close to the television back in Sydney.
The Dragons won, Geoff was happy, even if he couldn’t celebrate the win with other people who cared about the result.
By the way, this is the ensuite in our hotel room:
It DOES have a curtain you can pull across!!