Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beautiful Fir tree

Beautiful Fir Tree.
I go away for 3 days and someone came and sawed down the majestic Fir tree. I feel for the poor tree it had been there about 100 years or more and was huge and loved by the birds. Because it was the tallest tree around birds all wanted to sit at the top and sing their songs. It took so long to grow and was destroyed so quickly this is all that was left..... the truck and masses of messy branches lying everywhere

This is the same lovely tree that I found decorated with pretty flowers the day my neighbour died. She would of been so pleased, and I felt she was honored by the gesture.
Will miss this nice old tree, I used to sit under it in peace and quiet frequently, just listening to the birds.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

My Fitbit Charge HR

My daughter Nyle is an athlete and has had a Fitbit Charge HR for sometime to monitor her steps and her sleep and heart beat  then my Pastor got herself one and I heard all about how great they were so I went and bought myself one! Had to keep up with the Daughter, the Pastor and the Jones etc, even though I am an oldish couch potato.
 They are not cheap but are a lot of fun and very interesting to have. You wear them all the time and it records your heart beat day and night. Ofcause it counts all my steps and active times, and it tells me how much sleep I actually get, this has been a Revelation, I seem to get get way more sleep than I had ever dreamed of which is good.
hand below.

I like the pretty purple colour on my wrist too, but I am wearing it way too high on my wrist, my Daughter showed me to  move it further up my arm for a correct reading, that is her much younger hand below. 

Already the Fitbit is working I have been encouraged to walk far more than usual just so I get a good reading, I never pass a flight of stairs now days without racing up the stairs as it raises my heart rate and it counts as a flight of stairs in my counter.
I am never going to be an athlete but I am going to be a little more active which is healthy, if I can lose some weight at same time it will be nice but unlikely.
I could use some more friends that have one of these wrist bands to give me more encouragement should you have one send me a friend request we can help each other..
To get the readings from your days activities you need to download ww, on to your iphone. I find I am constantly checking how I am going during the day and can hardly wait to see how many hours I have slept during the night.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Half Marathon walk

Today is the last big event for the Merry Missionary Month of May, a sponsored walk done by Judy and Kate both from our Church.
Most members of ca our Church came out and joined in at some stage to encourage and support them. I also did twice along the way.

Sadly the weather didnt totally co-operate with us. It was a dull overcast day with bouts of heavy rain and strong winds at times it was quite pleasant for short bursts.

 I joined in at this point for a couple of km round the hilly scenic part, fortunately it was a fairly dry time.
 John made several signs ti encourage them and walked a coupe of km.
 a quick drink along the way.
 At the three quarters mark I rejoined the walkers in the pouring rain along with several others.

 Finishing line is the arches at our Church. Both ladies made it.

Wayne was waiting to welcome everyone with a great sausage sizzle, with some yummy onion plus some ginger crunch cake made by yet another .
A very successful day all around, masses of money made for our Missionaries in several countries.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Unexpected Water Baptism!

Our Church held its Merry Missionaries Month of May swim this afternoon straight after church.

 We all drove around to Shelly Beach where lined up in readiness for the sponoured swim along thr sea wall. Eight of us ended up in the ocean swimming for sponsor money. I was one of them. and was the only woman until later an unexpected Lady rushed in!
 It was cold but not unbearable. So we all frolicked in the water swimming for a while

 When I got out Pastor Judy and Pastor Julian said why didn't I get water baptized since I was already soaked I said Pastor Judy was not dressed for the water so it could wait til another time.

 Before I knew what was happening Pastor Judy had dived into the sea and awaiting me to do the same, how could I refuse. . So I was Full Immerson Water Baptised today! Not something I had planned. Praise the Lord.

When we came out of the water several people prayed for me in my soaking wet condition.
I am glad I have finally done this after nearly 30 years of being a Christian.

There was even a video taken after we got out of the sea. But I cant seem to upload it at the moment, I shall try later.
Sorry about the green flashes I lent my phone camera to a lady who was very unfamiliar with them.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Beautiful Porsche

Our beautiful Silver Blue Burmese Cat Porsche, she has been in a very playful mood all evening. Weather is so mild at the moment, although it is Winter time we still have Summer weather and it seems she thinks it is Spring.

Same cat just different light.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Family Picnic

Family Picnic to celebrate the life of my Mother the Matriach of our family, held indoors because of less than perfect weather, in the Ten Pin Bowling building.  A perfect choice.

 Wonderful spread of the yummyist food followed by some very fun bowling games, I did not distinguish myself but several of the family proved to be really good at this game, so much laughter and noise it was a lovely time together made even better by my Grandson Kayne Schwasscoming over from Nelson on his motor bike to join us, it made my day

. Even baby Harper came along to be the youngest member of the family

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Two Coast Guard boats

There has been a new Coast Guard boat provided for the benefit of Picton boaties. We walked down to get a photo of the new boat, but the 2 boats were just pulling away from their jetty off to assist someone in trouble.

We watched as they raced away past a group of small colourful yachts at full speed they raced of the the rescue, it was interesting to see the new boat which is much bigger was also much faster.

It was a lovely walk home in the sunshine, we decided to take the bush walk home its a bit longer but much nicer.

We will have to walk down again to get a close photo of those boats.