The protesters are still outside Parliament, Covid cases are on the rise (New Zealand hasn’t reached peak numbers of Omicron yet) and I was feeling a bit down this afternoon as I hadn’t done things I ‘should have done’…and then I read Deb’s blog about her e-bike… and she reminded us that we are all amazing, that the world out there has so much to offer…and so I thought well actually some pretty amazing things happened today.
I don’t work on Wednesdays, and started the day with avocado toast followed by a Pilates class at a different studio to normal. That was pretty amazing and the class was excellent. I then walked to town, browsed in a couple of shops (and bought a magazine), and had lunch at Floriditas (Green Eggs ‘n’ Ham….honey glazed ham, wilted greens, parsley hollandaise and two poached eggs). Now – that lunch was amazing too.
I decided to take the cable car home (to avoid Parliament) and stopped for a moment at the top to gaze over the city to the hills and the amazing view, before descending down the hill in the Botanic Gardens, past the now fading hydrangeas which are being replaced by bright yellow daisy shaped blooms.
To have time to read in the afternoon is pretty amazing, to have some moments of reflection is too. I went outside to do a little weeding and get some photos for Saturday’s blog post, and had to stop and look at the amazing unfurling sunflower. I also spotted the first signs of growth of a. Tangier pea which started life as seeds plucked from a plant growing wild on the steps down from the house. That was also pretty amazing.
So look around you…there are always amazing things around you even if you don’t always notice them.
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