Just before Parliament went into recess I attended an event hosted by the Fitness Industry Association. At the event I got talking to the Chief Executive of Creative Fitness Marketing, an Aussie called Dave Wright. We got talking (amongst other things) about the forthcoming Ashes series. I rather stupidly suggested that England would win the Ashes, on the basis that Australia are going through what would politely be described as a "transition phase" and that England finally have a decent spin bowler in Graham Swann. We decided that we would have a £1 bet on the outcome.
With typical Aussie enthusiasm and confidence this morning I received an "official" betting agreement to sign and return to Dave! Hopefully I won't be needing to send him the winnings come the winter!