Saturday, March 28, 2009
We had a lovely day - temperature about 24 degrees C, at the Victorian Masters Athletics which were held at Box Hill in Melbourne. Andrew and Peceli competed in their age categories in the javelin events and both won gold medals so we are happy about that. Fijians win gold medals in Masters - sounds very impressive. From a distance the athletes looked trim and terrific, but close up you could tell many of them were over sixty or even eighty! Good on them for keeping fit and having a go at jumping, running, throwing, but I did notice in one event they couldn't leap over the hurdles but just climbed over them!
I didn't compete, just sat reading the Age newspaper under a shady eucalyptus tree, with a drink of coffee and a slice of bread and butter from the tuckshop beside me. Reminds me of Omah Kaiyam and his - 'under the bough, a jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thee '- or something like that.
Tonight the neighbours in Unit No 4 are having a party, as well as the house backing our back fence, so it's very noisy outside and I guess they don't care too much about the electricity. In a few minutes Earth Hour will start and already we've turned off any non-essential lights. I'll use candles then if I can find one or two but I will still play music.....softly!