December 2017. The second Ashes test match in Adelaide. The city where Bodyline occurred.
My accommodation search struggled to find a reasonably priced hotel of any quality so I took the Airbnb route for the first time. £23 a night. A few minutes from the famous Adelaide Oval cricket ground. Josephine the retired nurse from Essex was letting out her spare room. I grabbed this bargain.
Today an email. She’s cancelled on me due to moving house. Full refund. A tad disappointed. Back to hotels and a big bill now.