It seems us New Zealanders have become more politically bent towards the left as Labour is once again in power, leaving the National Party literally seeing red as they swallowed the disappointing lack of votes.
As you know, I love to walk and I enjoy it more when walking alongside the Squire. Often we aren’t alone in our early morning harbour walks. One such feathered encounter, cheekily tried to ignore us, we didn’t return the gesture and stood watching him/her for ages.
Before you read my cycling adventures beware this month has been fuelled by more coffee, not so rosy mood days, sunrays, a sprinkling of sugar and thank goodness, less gusty westerlies. Which means I managed to clock up more kilometres than I achieved in September.
Firstly, I joined in with other Frockers plus one non-Frocker and headed out for an enjoyable ride that amounted to 32 kms by the time I arrived home. Unlike the National Party, me, on the other hand, sent out a trail of dust and this time I wasn’t swallowing as much dust from my cycling companions. Happy to say, I have now acquired more confidence [safely] and quite comfortable riding my lovely green electric bike and hearing fewer moans and groans from my derrière, which all in all, makes for an enjoyable ride.
Feeling even braver I tested out part of the Tauranga [Wairoa Bridge] to Omokoroa Trail, wow, she is picturesque and apart from one steep hill she was a joy to experience. It was fair to say I was tired by the time I opened our front door. One day, during summer, I will complete the whole trail.
You never can tell, where that bike and I will venture too.
Playing with Dirt
As you know I have become slightly obsessed with reigniting my desire to garden, this time with the emphasis on vegetables. This “recreational pursuit” requires even more energy than cycling and is carried out at the local Otumoetai community gardens. To read more about our garden, head on over to this post – Gardening in October at Plot 44
A Mixture of Thoughts
I have been thinking.
Seriously that’s when life gets tricky.
Well, in this particular thought process I wondered how often I lump a day, a week or a year all together under just one label, whether it be a mad, bad, just ok or simply a sad episode. I do it, and quite often, then I got to thinking that not all of those “moments” can be classified under just one heading.
For example during life’s stressful times there are many moments when I have had a good old belly laugh, hugged a human or just smiled, even for a minute or two, I can class that moment as a happy one. Believe me, it also works to scream
Stuff it, “Fuck it”, laugh, and then move on to remembering those pockets of happy moments. This is one practice I will hopefully carry on after this month.
On that happy note, there lies the end of October and another rainbow. Not as newsy as previous months though I am sure November will be more meatier, news wise. You never can tell what will happen from now till then.
Joining in with Su from Zimmerbitch for a review of my previous month going’s on – October.