Saturday, July 30, 2011

Particularly lovely evening sky.

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Last nights Sunset was particularly beautiful. Taken from our balcony looking over Picton Harbour.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Third Gold Medal for Nyle.

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My Wonderful Daughter Nyle has made it three Gold Medals for her sport of Race Walking at the World Masters Athletics in Sacramento. The Hat trick.

Here she is with her medal for the 20km walk, with her medal and the New Zealand Flag.
I warms my heart to see her huge smile of happiness.
She got a personal Best yet again 1hour 56 minutes, for walking 20 km, Amazing.
Her friend Tammy was second and got the Silver Medal
The effort exhausted her and she collapsed on the finish line, but a rest a drink and some ice and she was ready to collect her award.

Just Nyle the gold medal and the Flag,
A lovely winning photo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A second Gold for Nyle

Another Gold medal for Nyle.
Nyle won the 10km Race walk in Sacramento's World Masters Athletics games, in a time of 57mins! Her friend Tammy came second by just 32 seconds.

Nyle Racing fast to the winning line.

This link should take you to Nyle approaching the finish line with Tammy racing along behind her, not far back!

This girl is fast. I am so proud of my Daughter.

With her gold medal.

One more to go, the 20km race walk on Saturday.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Gold for Nyle.

Nyle Sunderland World Champion Race Walker
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My Daughter Nyle ..... Champion of the 5km Race Walk at the World Masters Competitions, in Sacramento USA..

Nyle won Gold, her friend Tammy won Silver and a Russian lady got Bronze.
She won in a personal best of 27.33 mins. What a time for walking 5 km.
Nyle is wearing a silver NZ costume.

The medal ceremony with the NZ National Anthem, what a moment! With sound.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Just had a go at burning the house down!
I put a big pot of lovely pears on to stew for our breakfast, in my prettiest big pot, I had turned it right down but the element was still going.
Erle and I suddenly decided it was a great time to go for a walk up the hill behind us, its such a perfect day, too nice to stay inside for long, so off we went.
Discovered there has been a new walkway path made that goes a long way up the big hill, it was pretty steep and narrow but a well made path, so we just had to follow it up to great viewing point with a fine view over Picton, we lingered enjoying the said view, without a camera to record it! Then went on further till eventually the walkway came back down again and branched off in several directions, we follow one of the smaller paths till I came upon lots of big bags of potting mix! Never a good sign when your in the middle of nowhere on a small pathway! We didn’t hang around looking to see if there was a small plantation of anything there should not have been, we just turned and raced back down and off the big hill then on home.
As we got close to home we could here this loud beeping, but until we got right outside we didn’t realise it was our smoke alarm going crazy!
I ran in and very quickly knew what a stupid thing I had done; leaving a pot of stewing pears with lots of sugar on the stove- a recipe for disaster, at least for the pretty pot. The whole house was full of thick smoke only one window had been open, but we quickly rectified that, with every window wide open we soon had the smoke dispersing and the red hot pot was cooling in the sink. When I checked the pot it was to discover all the enamel had come off the base, stuck onto what once were pears in the bottom, the pot is totalled kaput, muntered, but I decided it would make a great planting pot, so next spring it will be full of pretty flowers, so all is not lost, and our house did not burn down, but none of our close neighbours seem to have heard the alarm either, which is a bit of a worry I guess, we had better not to it for real next time. Should there be a next time which I certainly hope there will not.
Proves that the smoke alarm is working and that a good thing too.
But...... is this the start of Alzheimers!!!!! certainly hope not.