Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gold medals

from w
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!


nzm said...

Go Peceli - congratulations!

Wendy - I must say that I miss reading a physical copy of The Age. My Saturday ritual was to attend the morning gym class and then buy The Age from the IGA on my walk home.

After my shower and having made something to eat, I would then spend all Saturday afternoon reading The Age.

I still read it online from Spain, but it's not the same.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello NZM,
You are in Spain or Germany? Yes, the Age is a must-read on Saturdays, though I have to toss out the Drive, Property, Domain, Jobs, etc. etc. first. Then it's a two to three hour read of travel, arts, news, etc. Even when I was about 10 years old, my Grandad gave me the Age every week to read as my parents only got the Sun.