OK so it’s Saturday again. Where did this week go? Must have been having fun!
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NEW DAY – NEW WALK – NEW FRIENDS
A couple of days ago I wrote about a very simple pleasure bestowed on me by two little girls and I thought how lucky I am to live where I do, rather than in a retirement village surrounded only by other ‘oldies’.
So to Saturday. Today started out as grey and very windy so as is my wont, I stayed in bed with my book having been brought breakfast – juice, coffee and toast – until well into the day. When I did surface the wind was blowing and I thought it would be a stay at home day.
However, shortly after lunch I finished my book “The Dying Light” by Henry Porter and thought we should sally forth to the supermarket to buy whatever we needed for dinner. While I had been reading about intrigue in the highest echelons of British politics, Prime Minister et al, my friend had been reading the daily newspaper and discovered there was a new (?) lookout on the hills above Wellington. So we decided that we would try the walk to the lookout and then go to the supermarket.
By the time we worked out where we were going, the day had changed completely, the sun was shining, the wind had dropped and it had become an almost perfect Spring day.
We found the new lookout Te Ahumairangi and marvelled at the sight of the city spread in its glory in front of us.
We also found this great place to walk Lotte without her lead. She was really excited as she rarely is off the lead when out of the house. On the walk we met several people exercising their dogs, so Lotte has a whole lot of new friends to meet on her walks in future because we will certainly be going back to this area of the town belt.
I have written before about how lucky we are in this capital city to have the town belt and how so many of the citizens fail to take advantage of the peace and serenity that it offers us in this busy world that we inhabit. We certainly appreciated it today – the wind was absent for a short time and the sun shone.