Thursday, 21 June 2012

Celebrate the Solstice!

Winter Solstice
It was a bright, sunny day on Thursday the 21 of June, otherwise known as "Midsommardagen" in Swedish or the Solstice in English. Here down under it is the Winter Solstice. Many ancient structures were aligned with the Solstice, like Stonehenge and ancient societies all over the planet marked this day as the changing of the seasons. 
I was very disappointed that there were no parties to mark this event in the very "new age' area of Byron Shire. What's up hippies? How come this esoteric day is not marked by wild celebration? Anyway, I celebrated with a swim at Watego's beach followed by a Salad Nicoise  at the rails

The beach was not too crowded. 

Last reminder for the Gold Coast Open
The first round starts at 18.30 tonight if you are playing in the open and tomorrow morning for the U1600 + U1000.

I like to take a few days off before a tournament to unwind, focus and prepare for the event. Unwinding is swimming, and preparation means looking at some recent games of the other competitors. Accidentally I came across a game played by one of the fiercest competitors, Australian number 1 female, Arianne Caoili. She has improved since.

Since everybody including yours truly is going to be at the Gold coast open, the Academy is going to be closed this weekend. Toodles :-)


  1. What an awful game. She must have been about 5yrs old.

  2. 7 yo actually - Round 1 Gold Coast Open 1993.