Archive for March, 2009

We live in troubled times. The global economic depression has smashed consumer confidence and we are all being careful with what we spend. The government may give us handouts but it seems that many of us will use the extra money to save or pay off debt rather than on consumer spending as suggested by the government.

Worse still, it seems that mankind has stuffed up the environment and global warming is impacting on us all much faster than anticipated. Storms and floods will be more frequent and more severe (particularly if you live in Queensland) and drought and excessively hot days will be the norm if you live in Victoria.

Archive for March, 2009

I had a good day yesterday. The weather was great and I played in my tennis club championships. Afterwards I was in the clubhouse enjoying a chat with club doyen Hayden Rees, who is a selector for the Tennis Victorian Pennant Teams Competition. I enquired how the entries were going for the coming season and Hayden lamented that the slow downward trend was still continuing. Whilst senior numbers were holding up well it seems that the number of young players interested in playing in a team tennis competition was falling. Why was this we pondered?