Wow wee, it has been a full on weekend and week prior.
I have just got home my my Polytechnic class, I am on to making my 3rd silver ring.. I love it…and wish I could go again next term, but it is too expensive and was a treat to do the course this term. I still have 3 or 4 lessons left :)
I had a birthday on Thursday and was spoilt by Colin and the young lass. She even made me a Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, I was very chuffed. She made a good job of it, it was tasty. No one has ever made me a Gluten Free cake. We all shared it, me eating the most.
She also brought me two charms for my silver charm bracelet as I don’t have many many on it.
I received a beautiful Art Glass Murano vase, in beautiful red. I spied it weeks ago at a new Vintage Homeware Shop near the Airport. It is huge and heavy.
We also went out to the same Italian Restaurant that we took Colin to on his 50th Birthday. We had Gluten Free pasta, it was very tasty.
Yesterday we went on a day trip to Moeraki with our VW club, sorry to say the Beetle was not warranted and had no rego, so we took the mighty green Holden Stationwagon. And yes, we received plenty of gib for it NOT being a VW! I drove it on the way home after Colin had a beer with his lunch at the Moeraki Tavern. It was a great turnout of our club members. The drive was nice on the way home.
Overlooking the beautiful Karitane on the way there to Moeraki
Me and my favourite VW guru, the famous Ken, Dunedin’s top VW mechanic. Outside the pub in front of our Holden. A goofy shot of me, but a delightful surprise when Ken photo bombed my photo :) And the kiss and hug was nice.
Oh yes I forgot to say, I did the big walk on Saturday in extreme conditions. I know why they call it the Papatowai Challenge.. = 15.5kms walked or run over different terrains. Bush, then a head on gale force wind on the 4km beach part, then up a steep climb through paddocks and bush, onto a even steeper gravel road to the top, then down a massively steep slippery and muddy gravel road onto the main road.
I walked most of it with a chap from Dunedin who took down there in his car. He was even more buggared than me going up the hills, so I waited on him and encouraged him to keep going. In the end we did the last 3kms faster, with a lot of hard work. Man alive, the drizzle was then coming down, but we made it upright over that finish line. :)
I was so surprised and chuffed afterwards at the prize giving to hear that I got 3rd place for the females out of 99 female walkers, and either 7th or 8th overall out of 140 walkers (both men and woman).
My time was 2 hrs and 5 mins. I won a box of chocolates, ha ha, yum. David was pretty pleased with his efforts too. There was a great turnout from my Harriers Club that entered :) Go Dunedin :) The views down the Catlins is very scenic. There is significant native forest and species of trees and a rugged coastline. Tourists to New Zealand love it, also Moeraki is beautiful and a favourite place of ours.
Yes, I am a little tired and have sore bum cheeks ha ha. It is 930pm now = I need an early night to catch up and gain some more energy for work :P
Bye for now. xxx
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