February 7, 2012

Amazing weekend

Public holidays and three day weekends are always great - that extra day makes so much difference to enjoy things, get more done, relax - do whatever you want without feeling pressured.

On Sunday, we celebrated my Dad's birthday by using the present we gave him - a chance to sail. You can hire yachts and go sailing at Pegasus where there is a new lake.  We had two yachts and also a double kayak, and although the day was grey and cloudy, it was still warm, with a good breeze; they all had a great time out on the water while we raced round with the dogs and cameras.

That night we did the Sparks in the Park Concert from my previous post - the music was excellent. The finale and fireworks were brilliant, as usual, set to "The Ride of the Valkyries".

It was a late night inching our way slowly out of Hagley Park in the queues of cars, but people were patient.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with Jaz and Mark and the girls - a relaxing sunny day and lovely dinner :) So good to have them back here.

Although I had to go back to work today, we started one of our classes for the year- made up mainly of the returning students for their second year.  Great to see so many familiar faces again. I get to meet the new vet nursing students at their orientation on Friday - another year to look forward to with them.

Hope you all had a great weekend too :)


  1. Sounds like a great weekend indeed, and I am glad your Dad had such a good time with his birthday present! Aren't these the best presents, creating an unforgettable time which will make a lasting memory one can return to whenever one likes! The present(s) we gave to our Dad last week for his 70th birthday is similar; we're all taking him on various outings, for instance on a river boat cruise for an afternoon, a visit to a falconery, to a special restaurant, a concert, and so on.

  2. So good to hear you sounding so happy and up beat having had a great day with your Dad and having seen Mark and Jaz (and good to know they are doing well). After all you and Scott have been going through you deserve it.

    1. Thank you GB - I can reply in threaded comments - so you get one in direct reply :)
      And you deserve it too :)

  3. I love long weekends. Looks like you had a great one. I should try sailing. We have a little lake near us where you can do that called Hawley Lake.

  4. Good idea Dicky - most places offer lessons too :)

  5. Ahhh sailing and fireworks! What a wonderful weekend and you all so deserve it!

  6. Great combo. Looks like you all had fun. Great pictures. And what do you mean a new lake?

  7. Adrian - Pegasus Lake is a man made lake at the heart of the new Pegasus Town. :)


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