Right turn surprise….

Sometimes good things happen when you get in a muddle at the exit from an unfamiliar supermarket car park and end up in the ’wrong’ street.
What a nice surprise this was – on the side wall of the Mount Evelyn bakery

Painted in a sepia look reminiscent of days gone by, the bakers horse and cart is making its way along the bushland track to make deliveries at various properties

The only thing I’ve been able to find is it is the work of a local artist – David Monks

First week of the month – first week of the school year – what I’d thought was going to be a fairly quiet start to the year proper turned out to be busy busy busy with something planned for most days.
Actually I should have remembered that after the long covid related ’enforced break’ it was the week Probus and Book Club were able to meet again, and being the first week of the school term choir rehearsals could also begin again. Then add into that an appointment with the optometrist plus time at the pool and yes, it was busy busy busy!

Some early morning fine tuning is going to have to happen though because after a long layoff when ’my things had been on hold’ I’d forgotten the ’thrill’ of chivvying The Golfer along so I could get my fair share of the bathroom and leave the house on time 😊

It was worth it though to see familiar faces and enjoy company I’d missed for a while
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Couch potato me watched lots of summer sport…..now it’s time for the winter type with Snowboarding Slopestyle plus Freestyle Mogul being this week’s attraction. All these athletes are at the top of their game and I feel for them if they take a tumble

So how did you spend last week – did you get any surprises?

Linking to Life this week – to Monday Murals – also Whatsover is lovely

#enjoyeverymoment

41 thoughts on “Right turn surprise….

  1. That is a stunning mural.
    My week here is going to be busy too.
    An appointment with a exercise physiologist this morning who will hopefully have some tips to restore my balance.
    A long overdue appointment with tradies tomorrow to service our gas appliances and the evaporative cooler.
    Voluntary work AND the installation of solar panels later in the week.
    I am going to delight (nasty me) in waking himself up early on several days. By early I mean before ten.

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    1. We have had arctic weather this first week of February, -25C to -30C with high winds making it feel much colder. My surprise was a trip to the Emergency Department, where they couldn’t figure out my issue, but found a problem with one of my lungs by accident. It wasn’t the right kind of busy, but, as long as my days involve being upright, breathing, and able to smile, things are good.

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      1. Too right Maggie, the last part of your last sentence certainly is what matters. Here’s hoping there’s some relief for your lung condition (which you didn’t even know you had 😊)

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    2. I do hope this morning’s appt has provided you with information you are able to use- being shaky on your feet is not a good thing…..especially when you haven’t even had a drinky 😊

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    1. Just recently I’ve ‘discovered’ more things that were right there’s all the time than I’m comfortable admitting. There could possibly be a post coming up fairly soon.

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  2. Love the mural…a great surprise for you.

    For the second month of this year my main U3A meeting is canceled, even though it’s late Feb. But a new to me small study group has its initial meeting tomorrow at someones house…which is conveniently on my local bus route.
    I’ve not seen anything from my fibre crat world yet…but I think some groups are meeting.
    I’ve not ventured out and about all that much, but I’m okay with that…
    Heavy rain, gloomy as well. Nice to see the rain, land parched.

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    1. It’s odd (and also comforting in a way) that some groups are being more cautious than others about ‘opening up’. Strangely my choir is associated with U3a and there have been no restrictions on any of the planned classes. Having your new group in a small setting – masks on and windows open for airflow (or even in the garden – will be reassuring for you.

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      1. Unless it’s a cover deck today, we won’t be outdoors…severe drizzle this morning. Anyway, feeling like it will be a plus to just mingle with like minded people

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      2. when I was at the new study group and I was coming back home with Beau, she said that the NW group that she also belongs to had zoom meetings every month during this period – and she couldn’t understand why our one didn’t. Like me, she felt a bit lost, missing the comradeship of at least hearing and seeing from people.

        I may attempt tomorrow to go to the movies with the Film Fanciers but it’s not going to be easy as to access by foot the cinema, I’d have to enter a Mall. The organiser chose this particular one because they could park their car on the access to said cinema…I don’t have a car!

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    1. I think I surprised him when I told him to get a move on…..it had been quite a while since I’d gone out that early in the morning he was used to taking all the time he wanted.

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    1. It’s been a while Sami, I’d forgotten how much fun they are. When I have them I like to show them so maybe it’s time to hunt the archives and see what I can find

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  3. Even I like that mural, most street art to my mind is hideous, what a super surprise and how great that some normality is returning. My biggest surprise was not so nice, broken washing machine with a full load of wet towels. Life hey.

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    1. Oh yuk indeed. I’ve never had that happen with all the automatics we’ve owned…..did years ago with a twin tub. So much easier to unload in those days

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  4. I love the way wall are painted with murals. They give a real life to you and the area. Go girl go. I’m still in winter hibernation!!

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    1. Honestly. I didn’t check of course before pushing the button. Lucky I don’t have to push any really important buttons.
      Those murals give a LIFT

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  5. I love the mural. The trees are so iconic to snyone who knows the landscape. As for finding new things close to home, I’m always hoping to do so. Mark, in the blog Views from the Bikeshed had a really interesting post on just that topic this week – musing on whether to trzvel to broaden experience, of stsy home and deepen it…..

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    1. Yes I read that post….there was plenty to think about there for us who love to travel!
      Just joking but…..It’s a four hour drive for us to catch sight of seals (or penguins) maybe if we took a walk through the forests up the hill close by we might be lucky to hear or even see the elusive Lyrebird 😊

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  6. The Mural looks awesome
    The granddaughter got tonsillitis so I had to have her an extra day and then I couldn’t go to the first knitting group get together so I’ve still been at home trying to catch up on some sleep
    Hopefully this week is better

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    1. It’s the unexpected that’s often the best Angela……your little one was unwell so you got to spend more time with her. Rest up so you’ll be fit for next week’s challenges

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  7. How wonderful you got to capture that part of the building. I have started a new solo Sunday morning drive for me…I go to areas/streets in our relatively largeish area of the Central Coast NSW and discover places I have never seen. I couldn’t do your routines these days…about getting up and going I mean. I have realised I have run out of that kind of steam and am going much slower (for me) and its helping me recalibrate in a better way for my emotional health which was somewhat altered with a lot of uncertainty in recent times. I am so glad you have such social connections to fill your cup. Thank you for sharing Your blog post linked for #LifeThisWeek. I look forward to seeing you again when you next link up! Warm wishes. Denyse.

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    1. There’s only two days in the one week of the month when we’re ‘sharing’ facilities that early in the morning- it was good to be back to old habits though.

      Normally I’m a reserved introvert sort of person, content to be at home during all the lockdowns but was beginning to feel I needed to start mixing again so the reopening has come at a good time for my mental health. I’ll have to be careful I don’t become too enthusiastic about ‘joining’ again or I’ll be complaining about no space on the calendar.
      Thanks for the opportunity to share my weekly natters…I enjoy reading your look at #lifethisweek

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