These past couple of months have been reflective in general of what 2020 delivered.
Full of surprises with many leaving me quite speechless. I experienced seeing the best and worst of human nature due to stress and change. I gained information on subjects that I had no desire to know about, though could prove useful in years to come if I happen to live that long. Which could be a blessing or not.
On certain days to counteract the ill effects of stress I walked, cycled, spent time gardening, chatted with folk and indulged in the art of eating cake. The choice was quite varied, some included vegetables which meant I had a balanced diet and each piece of cake washed down with an espresso or two. My new motto on life is to Eat More Cake and damn with the calories; life is far too short not to be indulgent. I won’t bore you with the challenges because everyone has them to some degree—all loaded with good and not so pleasant stories to tell.
Even amongst all the goings-on, we enjoyed wandering around some spectacular gardens via Tauranga’s Garden and Art Festival which was a breath of fresh air and whiffs of blossom delight. There is something special in relishing others’ hard toil in their unique piece of paradise, a flower or vegetable garden.
As one garden owner mentioned to us; the biggest compliment a visitor can give is to take a seat, relax and enjoy just being “still with nature”. Next time you happen to pass a garden seat, remember these following words.
As you are walking
Please feel free
To take some time and sit on me.
Enjoy the garden view
The tranquil peace
Then there was the Festive Season.
With the end of 2020 in view, I would like to say a big hearty thanks very much to you all, for your support during 2020 and just being you. Here’s too gripping on tight and heading into 2021 with gusto and of course, more cake.