Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Pic. Rohan Kelly (from The Telegraph picture gallery)

Where were you on New Years Eve? Were you with friends or family? Were you in some stunning location  viewing fireworks such as these? or were you at home enjoying your own space and company of pets and loved ones? 

I was in Queensland visiting my Parents along with my sister and her family who are currently living in Christmas Island. So it was a lovely NYE and once kids were put to bed and oldies snuggled in for the night, my sister and I escaped to go an watch the local fireworks on the beach of the Sunshine Coast. Now if I was a techno geek I would offer you a map right now to show you the distance between the Sunshine Coast on the east coast of Australia and Christmas Island somewhere in the Indian ocean near to Indonesia than Western Australia. Anyway, it was just a treat to spend some time with the family. 

Now, I've been aching to do a post 2011 and pre 2012 post, but my head has been/ and continues to be torn by my current commitments. I am about to go on holidays, heading to South Australia for a week to watch and ride some of the Tour Down Under - one of the worlds Grand Cycling Races. My man and I are registered to do a charity ride for the Cancer Council. The ride is the full course of Stage 4 of the race (only we're not racing) but it is a mammoth 138km ride. I hope to achieve this in under 7 hours of pedalling, so I've been out training, training and training..... any day the sun is shining and my legs are OK to go out. Most weeks I've been riding 4 times a week, for anywhere between 2 - 4 hours at a time. (not bad for a middle age women who really only got a road bike a year ago!). 

So I will post real soon summing up 2011 and laying out 2012 hopes.... And for now, wishing all my blogging friends and visitors a HAPPY NEW YEAR! PS. This was my 200th Post!


Jeanie said...

I was watching the Tour Down Under on TV last weekend (and this, probably.) I thought of you!

Tamara said...

Hi Jeanie, Post to come very soon, but today we saw the Aussies take out the first big win for the year and I was race side....