New Zealand has an extra days holiday today, Labour Day:
Fighting for the eight-hour working day
Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day. New Zealand workers were among the first in the world to claim this right when, in 1840, the carpenter Samuel Parnell won an eight-hour day in Wellington. Labour Day was first celebrated in New Zealand on 28 October 1890, when several thousand trade union members and supporters attended parades in the main centres. Government employees were given the day off to attend the parades and many businesses closed for at least part of the day.
These days an eight hour day is normal. It is so so nice to have the extra day of work and a holiday to celebrate Labour Day.
Late this afternoon I am going to try to attend a run with a few others through Ross Creek (through Native Bush and ferns etc). I have attended three Monday nights now after work. They cater for all levels of running, we run about 10 or so kms and have a couple of short stops along the way. I would be one of the slowest but for me, running that far is a big achievement.
On Saturday I run my usual 5km Park Run, this week was the 22nd of October, therefore we could run in a Tutu (22). It was fun, I wore a blue tutu. Then after that I met up with 4 of my club members to do a off road walk/tramp straight after. It was great, we walked up to about 800 metres above sea level, and did around 20 kms, it took us 5 hours as some of it was hard and steep. Great company and views and lots of sweating.😛
This weekend has been quite physical for me = yawwwwn, I’m getting old😛
Colin is making a raised garden for our vegetables. He is using Maracarpa timber, it smells beautiful. He is making a good job and it will save our backs bending over in our old age, ha ha.
This morning I took a photo or too of our cherry blossom trees just coming out up our driveway. They are very pretty. The dogs and the cat , Sasha followed me.🙂
I am so looking forward to warmer weather and summer.
I have a ulcer in my mouth at the moment that is blimmin sore, I want to go out to a chemist/pharmacy to buy something to help the pain but most of the shops will be closed today. Will get something tomorrow.
Happy week ahead …Donna