Howzat! Cricket fever hits….

With the opening match of the Cricket World Cup being played in Christchurch today, cricket fever has gripped the nation. Nelson will be hosting three of the matches over the coming weeks: Ireland vs. West Indies; Zimbabwe vs. United Arab Emirates and Scotland vs. Bangladesh, so to get us all in the mood, Trafalgar St was given over to a street market with the NZ vs. Sri Lanka match being shown live on the big screen at the foot of the Cathedral steps.

I sat and watched it for a while, with the strains of a Zimbabwean marimba band playing the background.  Very pleasant it was, too.

The "newly-hatched Kiwis" Ronel, James and Xandre arrived at tea-time; Xandre has a night's grace before she has to be back in the boarding house at the college.  I made them a roast chicken recipe from my African Safari cookbook, lest they be in danger of forgetting their South African roots!!

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