We had a busy enough week this week with Carolines cousin, Deirdre and her friend Katherine with a K were with us and then we did a good bit of sightseeing. I was training with Clan na Gael on Tuesday and Friday and we also had a match on Sunday-the league semi final. They were playing a crowd called Michael Cusacks and they ended up winning handily enough in the end so next week it's the final. Afraid to say I can't sneak a medal as I can only get registered for the start of the championship which starts in August. It's run in a league format so hopefully I'll get a runout. When football wasn't being played we squeezed in the view of Sydney harbour from the Shang Ri La hotel and also a bit of star watching at the observatory which I have to say was pretty dull. Saturday we headed for a good oul fish (Barramundi) and chips. Then we headed out for a jet boat ride of the harbour. I got a bit of a shock I thought it was just a leisurely cruise. Old man Dave. Saw the quick tour of the Botanical gardens behind the opera house as it was nearly closing. Then straight to this Ice Bar called 5 below although as we could see by the meter readings it was -12. You get dressed up in thermal jackets and gloves and have a cocktail inside. The glass is made of ice and it would nearly slip out of your hand. The girls headed for a funfair in Luna park then while I headed for the rugby, I mean eggchasing in Telstra stadium. Before this I thought any of the teams in the southern hemisphere would hammer Ireland but these teams can be just as average as Ireland. The match was Australia V South Africa. Bear in mind that Australia beat New Zealand last week. Also the stadium could rival "fortress Lansdowne" for atmosphere. Note sarcasm. Had to mention that as Aussies don't seem to get it. I asked one of the lads working in the ice bar could he turn up the heat and he replied that he'd lose his job if he did this. Caroline headed to the Hunter Valley for a wine tour yesterday as I had my football duties to perform. Also the best kept secret in the world is that Sydney gets just as bad weather as Ireland. My good friends at Ericsson still have to prove their goodness as still no sign of an interview. If I don't have one by tomorrow I'll do the green pass course so I can work labouring at least. Carolines job is going well.