Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Champion Nyle's Race Walking Record.

Nyle went to Palmerston North to do a race walk in an attempt to get into the New Zealand team for the Oceanic Games in Australia in Feb next year.
Only the first two placers will gain a place to represent New Zealand, Nyle told me although she could do the time necessary, it was not a sure thing because she has injured her back and pulled some muscles too. The best she could hope for was 2nd, which is good enough.

She raced the good race until 3kms from home when she aggravated her old injuries and had to limp on home, but still she managed a time of 1hr55mins 55 sec 1.55.55 a personal best again even with the slow last 3 kms. She came in 2nd behind Rosie her friend.
Well done Nyle you really are a champion.

So in February Nyle will represent New Zealand in the Race Walking at the Oceanic games!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In Court with Grandma!

This is so funny I had to share it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Spring-Fest, portrait

A Maori lady Repeka,from our Church, invited us to the Spring-Fest Carnival on the foreshore, she shouted us wild venison sausages for lunch which we had with wine, then she made us try her Kina sandwich, Kina is a seafood not eaten by people other than Maori, but we had a try and it was .... sort of ok, edible anyway, The Kina comes from Sea Eggs and is yellow in colour. Followed by a special lemonade apple. Yumm that was a nice lunch. Then we both had our portrait drawn by a local artist, Repeka had her portrait drawn in a sea setting, he drew her as a mermaid! A siren singing in sailors,
He asked what I was famous for and I said taxi driving, so he drew me as a taxi driver, driving a Rolls Royce car! I love it.
We listened to the music and the singing for a while before we made our way home. Thankyou Repeka for a lovely afternoons entertainment.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2011 Buller Half Marathon.

Nyle winning the Buller Half Marathon race walking.
You can see her winning style, and her winning smile.
Well done Nyle in a personal best time by 6 minutes,

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Porsche and her Dolly

Porsche puss cat and her Dolly, lazing in the sun and enjoying a snuggle on the conservatory sofa.