So-a nice and slow start to the day after the Friday night before! A couple of Anadin- just in case, and off for Brunch at a real cool place called The Grounds to meet one of Rachel’s good friends. It has little markets and little animals and a large pig which gets taken for a walk. Trendy and fun.
We returned to flat; and the others were dropping in at a friends birthday party that evening so I was allowed to stay in and bliss- I just chilled and watched TV. I watched Top Gun and just loved Tom Cruise in it. Really liked him in those days. Who didn’t? ! Must be something wrong with them if he didn’t get at least 8 out of 10!
A Brunch to celebrate Tom’s birthday. Herb spotted the present we gave Tom in the super Bosham Walk (UK): a glass/tankard etched with a rugby player, running with the ball. Hope he likes it.
We met his mum, David, Tom’s sister Marnie and her boyfriend Lachlan.
Little meditations/visualisations in the classroom.
Several of Tom’s family are teachers and I had a really good chat with his sister who is an infant teacher. Without me bringing up the subject she talked about little meditation sessions she does with the children- little visualisations and she said she loves what the kids say about what they see or the places they go. I think it’s marvellous that doing things like that seems to be so much more normal/acceptable to do over here.
Afterwards Rachel and I headed off to The National Park. Weather a tad disappointing but again lovely views and some exercise along coastal paths. We didn’t see the very large lizard which presented itself to us last year. However we walked to Wattamolla Falls: and kids and brave adults jump from a high height into the pond/sea. (think I’ve got that right).
I’ve obviously accepted that I am not going to the gym for 3 weeks so am happy to do much walking and sightseeing. I am occasionally doing some Pilates stretches but my dedication to exercise and I have to say Tapping and good sound Inner Protection practice does not take priority.
(I’m writing this on the train into Sydney Day 12. I love going into the city to wander).
Evening Netflix discovery
In the evening I managed to catch a great series on Netflix – Jack Taylor with Iain Glen – he plays an ex-copper turned Gumshoe! set in Galway. That’s keeping me entertained.
Now into the 2nd half of the holiday. If memory serves me right the 2nd half usually flies. Let’s hope not. Lots of goodies to come: a 5 day trip to The Northern Territories and Kakatu National Park.