It’s been a while since I have sat myself down to focus and ramble on about what’s been happening in my neck of the woods. Most days, I plod along, enjoying the rhymic motion of my life, where sleep, eating, and exercise are the main components of each day, interspersed with medical appointments and fun moments. Somehow, it all feels pretty “nice”.
Hello Petal, Spring is here.
Being spring, gardens and blooms are well up there as things to admire and reminisce of past experiences of gardens we once knew. No better situation to do that is on a garden ramble. The Squire decided to decline my kind offer to accompany me, and I am sure I heard a loud sigh of relief when I told him a friend would be coming with me. It would’ve been too long a day for him. Next time the event is in two years, he may be up to a lengthier stroll. Though, truth be told, he is happier to spend his limited energy on a game of Golf Croquet. An outdoor social event with a smidgen of competitive play, what’s not to love? Though arriving home exhausted, most days sleep and food fix that issue. The Squire’s progress is slow and unpredictable, so we’re still chanting the same mantra – “take one day at a time”.
Back to all things colourful and blooming. The Bay of Plenty Garden and Art festival gardens were a treat, and one garden especially captured my inner child and creative gardener all at once. It was an incredible garden, not so much the actual plants in themselves; it was the combination of the layout of the land and the imagination and playfulness of it’s owners.
We are coming up to our end-of-year competition/lunch in early December, where things are getting, dare I say, somewhat competitive on the court, and playing tips are rolling off the lips of those more experienced players like a hot knife through butter. Most playing tips are absorbed by myself, and I hope I remember those professional-looking moves on the day. I am rather chuffed if the game flows and I can assist someone or myself in achieving a goal, which is happening far more frequently now than when I started. More importantly, I thoroughly enjoy the chats and laughs that come with socialising with a lovely bunch of inspiring women.
Happy to share that our end-of-year event went very well, and I just happened to arrive home with a medal for being the last one standing during a round of goal shoot-outs after our games. In the previous year, I was usually eliminated in the first five, so to say I was chuffed with my achievement this year is an understatement.