Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The other woman

Meet Sacha Jones. She is a tennis star, a New Zealand tennis star, who recently defected to Australia in the hope of becoming an Australian tennis star (hasn't happened yet, but you never know). Check out the link.

Meet me, Sacha Jones, an Australian dancing star who some years back defected to New Zealand, perhaps not in the hope of becoming a New Zealand dancing star -- it was too late for that -- but otherwise the parallels are uncanny. I look just like this in my black Nike singlet, though my snarl is much more fierce; perhaps the Australians can work on that for her.

There's no media link to my defection story, mind, indeed nobody seemed to miss me when I left Australia, and Sacha is not my real name, but otherwise it seems this other Sacha Jones is living my life in geographic reverse, and in sport instead of the arts.

I don't know who got the better end of the bargain, Australia or New Zealand; I guess time will tell.

In the meantime, I'm off to work on my backhand.  


  1. Brilliant -anyone for tennis?

  2. You practice your forehand, I'll practice my backhand and we'll be unbeatable in the doubles. On it.