Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Checking in

A beautiful sunset at Ludham. Because we had to moor up early in order to get a good spot, there was plenty of time to go running or just sit out on the boat and enjoy the evening air. That evening was particularly heavenly.

This white throated duck with her brood (no idea of its proper name) and the swans patrolled the dyke seeking throwers of bread and then plagued them diligently. I was reminded of hawkers at traffic lights!

No idea what sort of bird of prey this is ( a red kite??) but I was thrilled to be able to catch it in flight! Easier said than done, believe me. Actually, I've just looked it up and still not sure but definitely not a Red Kite. Think it's either a Marsh Harrier or Rough Legged Buzzard. I may send the pics to the RSPB and ask them to identify.

Loadsa windmills; you have to guard against taking 200 shots of the same one from slightly different angles...but they are scenic.

Old Fishy-head as I took to calling her after a nasty session of rolling in a putrid, rotting dead fish in a ditch. I shampooed her vigorously with half a bottle of Radox but she still smells slightly of rotting fish if you sniff her head. Why do I keep doing it??
Our boat was the one on the far right with the fetching orange stripe. I think it would have been quite sporty if it hadn't been orange!

Me and Shelagh (I think) on a rare stint of driving the boat. D much happier driving and me much happier letting him and manning the camera instead! Still, you need some photographic evidence of your existence on holiday once in a while...

I am truly trying hard but there are so many temptations everywhere at the moment!! In our office everyone brings backs sweets, cakes or biscuits from their holidays so, this being prime holiday season, there are literally heaps of packs of sweets and other temptations littering every spare table within a 50 yard radius of my desk.

After a day yesterday when i found myself giving into temptation on a few occasions, I clamped down today only to be scuppered by the remains of D's curry when I got home this evening, late and hungry after my french class. Still, it wsn't a big portion and I didn't have the naan.....sigh....

I should do some exercise but I'm going to go to the pub instead. D is away for 3 weeks on Monday so togetherness is more important. I did go to training at 7am so it's not like I'm turning my back on it altogether.

I suppose what I'm saying is that I need to re-double my efforts. I've been exercising a lot and making mostly good choices and that has been enough to stay the same weight but, unless I really clamp down and re-focus, it will not translate into a loss and I want that loss. I want to prove that I can do it on my own and that I have changed my ways through this TV experience.

So - no wine tonight and no sweets tomorrow my girl!!

1 comment:

Peridot said...

Good luck - it IS tough.

Lovely pics as ever.

Peridot x