Monday, 29 July 2013

Walking plans

When I first started this blog it was because I was bored and I saw one my niece had started.
"If she can do it, so can I", I thought.
"Mmm, I guess you need to have something to write about though. 
Well I'm trying to get fit enough to walk the 'Rail Trail' with my sister, that'll do. 
No matter if no-one is interested, it'll keep me on track."

Ha! Famous last words!!
I was very good - for about a year,
 then sis didn't arrive over from Aussie when expected.
Disappointment and then discouragement.
But suddenly, out of the blue, she's got it all planned!

All I have to do is lose about a stone in weight, 
get fit, and comply with the plan!
Thank goodness we don't have a date yet 
and it isn't happening till next year, 
so I have some time. 
I hope.
I think I might be doing the bookings too, but we'll see.

cows grazing
So today I went out walking. 
Along the Silverstream. 

ducks on the bank 

It is the boundary between the urban and the rural areas.
So I walked the footpaths first because I had letters to post.
(Not everyone has computers and 
it's quite nice to write with a pen and pad occasionally).
Then I got myself through the gate and onto the banks.
Lovely, not many people although it was such a lovely day.

It's hard to believe this is winter.
It has been very mild so far, 
apart from the odd snow fall, and flood etc.
Tomorrow I will go out again and continue along the path,
under the bridge, up the other side...

...and along the bank to the bridge further down. 
I haven't been far down this side before so it will be interesting.
The aerodrome is over that way as well as more farmland.

I might go to the gym too, 
they have a special for old people like me, haha,
and some of my friends already go.
Anyway that is the plan so far.

Oh, by the way, did I say I haven't been out walking since Easter?

And the Rail Trail is 150 kilometres or 93.3 miles long. Hmm.

Have a great week folks.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Mush n stuff

I thought perhaps it was time to check in
 and let you know I am still around.
I've been visiting you but not leaving comments
 as my brain has turned to M.U.S.H. mush.
My GKB has retired and within a week he ended
 up in hospital with a deep vein thrombosis. 
The full length of his leg.

 Just what retirement isn't meant to be about, 
but seems to happen all to often in today's world.
I hope that doesn't sound bitter, I'm not, but I am a bit tired.
He is doing well but it has meant trips back and forth to the hospital. It also means we don't do much at the moment so I am starting to feel a bit house/small town bound.

Yesterday we drove a young lad down to his camp at the Lake and that was fun. Good to get away for an hour or so.

And spring is just around the corner. I think.

We are getting heaps of waxeyes at the feeder
 and I've had to make more.

And we've been to watch both the grandsons playing footy. The youngest just started playing this season and is still playing kick and chase but the older one has been playing rules for a couple of years now and his mother tells me he is a striker (whatever that means). Ignorant granny. I don't know the rules but I love to watch, it is such a skillful game and even the little kids have some good skills.

Anyway, that's enough from me for now. I have to go and get tea ready so that I can go and join in a quiz night. I hope they are not expecting too much from me, as I say, my brain is mush just now. But I could answer a question about the new baby prince, I know his birth weight, but then so does everyone else, haha.

Have a good week, 

Friday, 5 July 2013

Inside a Dunedin cathedral

These are some of the photo's I took
 inside St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin 
when I went in to see the annual 
Flowers of Praise festival earlier in the year. 

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle

Looking from just inside the main doors towards the altar.

The great multi coloured cross was made in the 60's or 70's and made of perspex - a controversial decision at the time. It is suspended over the altar by chains.

Looking back to the main doors from the front pews.
The stained glass windows are beautiful with the light coming through them.

Some of the side windows and some of the floral displays.

The cathedral is quite lovely with 
the white stone and beautiful stained glass. 
Once upon a time you could go up to
 the tower on the left hand side (looking at it) 
and had a good view of the city, 
but I'm not sure if they allow it now.

Just two of the many  
floral displays on show, 
elegant and fun.

wishing you all an elegant and fun week,

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