The Ashes is underway!
I have been lucky enough to soak up the excitement during a short holiday in Sydney and whilst the first Test Match is undoubtedly important to set the tone for the series, I can't help think that it will all come down to Sydney.
It is an incredible city and without doubt the best place to see in the New Year in style - I can only imagine what the atmosphere will be like on the harbour as the fireworks are going off. The view from my room at the fabulous Park Hyatt looks right out over the Opera House and the harbour Bridge is just behind us - the best location in town.
As I write, we have some last-minute availability at some cracking prices, so if you want to create a perfect holiday to escape the freezing English weather (it's currently 25 degrees here and rising!) by combining this amazing destination with International cricket at its best, there's still time. You might even bump into our hosts Michael Vaughan and Gladstone Small.