My daughter set off yesterday very early along with dozens of others/ Their aim is to walk 100 kms in 24 hours. She set out after an endless amount of training walks and preparation. She also set out carrying an injury, a stress fracture in her foot. She called me at 5.30 this morning and after walking all day and all night, after covering 75 kms , she had to retire due to this injury. What a mammoth effort on her part !! Needless to say she is exhausted and every bit of her body hurts but she walked a mighty long way under duress and she and her team raised $5,000 for people in need.
We were all visiting Grandma today and decided to walk the Cocopop round the block in the sun when we came upon a very sweet little scene. A group of little girls had a stall selling sweets, brownies and cookies on the footpath in front of their mum's dress shop. There was a big array to choose from - labrador heaven !! We bought a yummy brownie for $1.00 and won a prize - a cup of mixed sweets and chokkies !! I hope they had a successful day of sales !
Here is photo evidence, taken yesterday by my sister, that although the world has not ended it has certainly gone mad. Yesterday's temperature hovered around the 40 C mark and Easter is eons away but Woolworths must not have been aware of either of these facts !!
Easter eggs by the bucket load available for purchase. Now I am not opposed to eating one, two or maybe even several creme eggs but not in midsummer heat. This seems a pointless excersise on behalf of the supermarket. If you were to buy these and take them home in yesterday's heat, they would have been a melted and molten foil wrapped mess, a singular blob, before reaching the car. Maybe they were intended for quick and clandestine eating in the store and the bar coded foil to be presented at check out, though I hardly think so !! My question to the supermarket chain is WHY NOW when most people are still in summer holiday mode, still wearing their budgie smugglers and eating icy poles on the beach ??
A labradoodle in America has been to the dog parlour and shaved and styled to look like a lion to represent the local football team as their mascot is a big tawny lion. So similar to a lion was this dog's haircut that included a woolly mane that passersby even called 911 and the local zoo checked that their 2 lions had not escaped. Such a great story and such a cute dog !!
I have started doing a TRX session once a week. It is a suspension style of training, great for core strength, born in the Vany Seals. It can be very, very tough going !! BTW, that is not me in the photo below - I wish though !! TRX stands for Total body Resistance eXercise and virtually every exercise you can think of can be adapted and done using these straps.
The United Buddy Bears are an international exhibition currently on show in St Petersburg. They are paiinted lifesize fibre glass sculptures and represent 140 countries under the banner of the United Nations.
They each stand 2 meters tall and each have been designed by an individual artist from the country they represent.
Their message is one of peace and to promote living in harmony. They stand together virtually hand in hand to bring this message to us all.
These Buddy Bears are on tour globally, originally on show in Berlin in 2002. Next stop, Paris where they will ring the Eiffel Tower.
Christmas is coming, barrelling in fact and there is not one solitary thing I can do about it. I am feeling some underlying pressure, some slight panic and the lists are starting to be written. Guest lists, food lists, things to do lists. I yearn for last year when I pulled the front door behind me and headed for Christmas in Europe. I must say here it is not my family that puts me under pressure but I myself wanting everything to be just right plus the in your face and constant Christmas commercialism beating it's steady drum every which way you turn. Time is getting away from me and fast.
Every now and again my son sends me a link to something strange but true. He cruises Etsy for vintage oddments on occasion. Whilst I admire anyone who has the mindset and ability to crotchet, I do wonder if there is a market for a coaster that resembles flank steak. May be this is the ideal Xmas gift for a butcher friend or an ardent carnivore.