Monday, January 17, 2011

Hips and Stuff.

We have recently had many, many meals with friends as is often the way at this time of year. And with all of the festivities, I am beginning to feel very average, almost as though my skin has forgotten how to breathe.
So today, with my curly headed Canadian friend Delphine and our gang of children, we met up at the local school and had a hit of tennis while the kids dashed around the concrete pathways on their bikes. I perspired profusely which is a very good thing and the best part is that I barely noticed because I was having so much fun.
However, just towards the very end, I wrenched my hip and am now hobbling around like an eighty year old. How can this be? The funny thing is even with the pain I can't wait to get out there and play again. Sometimes sport is fun something that always leeks from my mind whenever I am confronted by peoplele dressed in lycra with terrifying and torturous looks on their faces. Sometimes sport can be a game. I am waffling a bit I know but it has been so long since exercise seemed fun.
Anyhoo - here are a few more photos from my last couple of days. I have to remember to go easy on dressing the whole family in stripes. I am beginning to get too many comments on us all wearing matching outfits and I don't necessarily think that is a good thing. The green jug is a present from Bride-Stef and the buns below were for our picnic dinner down by the beach and were stuffed with ham and corn and red onion and cheese. Picnic food is the best and I love how virtuous I feel when it is lovingly bundled up and packed into a basket.
Better pop along and cook tonight's dinner now.
Love Kate xxooxx.


  1. Hi Can't wait for picnics on the beach again! Every day is a little lighter! it's always the best half of the year when every day gets longer.jennyx

  2. I love stripes too! Unfortunately the old man hates them.... which makes me buy even more!!

  3. bit spooky about the stripe thing, we have a red shirt problem across our three families at the moment. very embaressing.
    hope your poor "old" hips have had a nice soak in the tub...

  4. Hi! Came over to your blog via SouleMama, and I'm so glad I did!
    We've just gotten back from visiting my husband's family in NZ, and I recognized the Kaimai Cheese right away----so many lovely picnic lunches on a warm summer's day. Will be reading your blog for little glimpses of the paradise that is NZ (we live in Portland, Oregon). Cheers, Amanda



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