Flying the flag

17 Apr
Flying the flag

Bronwen and I have enjoyed a week with our son Simeon, his wife Jane and their girls, Grace and Lara, in Canberra.

On Saturday night Simeon, Grace and I went to Canberra Stadium to watch the Super 14 match between ACT Brumbies and the Wellington Hurricanes. I was one of the few in the very parochial crowd flying the flag for the kiwis but it did the trick. With what we thought was the help of a dodgy referree, the Hurricanes defeated the Brumbies 23 – 13. Most of the scoring was down at the end where we were sitting which was great. The evening was clear and windless which would have been foreign to the Hurricanes but they managed to overcome the conditions and emerge triumphant.

The evening capped off a great two weeks with our children and grandchildren in Victoria and ACT.


Posted by on 17 April, 2010 in Personal


4 Responses to Flying the flag

  1. Pat and Tony Anderson

    18 April, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Looking Good Doug,
    great to see you enjoying yourself, its a lovely photo of you’s, I love the Flag, Take care Love to you and bronwen, and Prayer Pat and Tony

  2. grace

    3 June, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Dad showed me this when I had just finished my homework. He said to type in my name and click on Flying the flag.
    We got your book. It was fantastic! When I got on to your website I typed in ‘grace’ and I clicked on flying the flag. Then I strolled down the page and saw the poem – I am pretty shore that it is in your book.


    • Doug

      8 June, 2010 at 4:39 pm

      I am amazed that you are able to work out how to do all these things on the computer. It’s taken me all this time to work out how to reply to your comment on the poem book. I’ll look forward to reading some of your poems some time.

    • Simeon Duncan

      8 June, 2010 at 11:32 pm

      I should point out that Grace typed that all herself! All I did was add some of the not-so-regular punctuation to help give it the sense she intended.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *