My Sunday

What a great Sunday! Blue skies and warm weather is so good for this time of year!

I do have to laugh at my day though. It started at the gym working on cardio and my core. Loving the classes at the Virgin Active gym and loving some of the people there too! So friendly and honest. I took up the suggestion of one of the other women and tried out Zumba. Awesome! That will certainly help my fitness without hurting my core too much. Yay!

The gym was followed by a visit to the local fresh produce markets. Mmm pumpkin soup when it cools down later in the week. Then Home in time to watch the V8’s and Jason Bright take out the Jason Richards memorial trophy. Whilst at the same time changing channels and following twitter to watch my favourite Footy Team Manly take an early half time lead in the home game against the sharks.

Now for the second half and then time to change channels to the Formula One!

Have I mentioned I love sport?

Another birthday gone

Over the weekend I celebrated another birthday.   Not sure that celebrated is the word though.   I spent it with friends out on the water which was a nice way to do it.   I was lucky enough to be surprised by a friend who was over from WA as well!  Being the only day off last week it was a really nice way to spend the day.   How nice is the view at the end of the day!

The breeze from the South around 15 knots with some stronger gusts certainly had us on our toes with plenty of action on the water.   Plenty of capsizes and unfortunately one broken mast.  They almost managed to sail home as it was bending but we ended up towing them the last little bit when it completely broke.   Nice boat handling!

A few of the Heron Sailors were missing crew and decided to go out one-up which was fun to watch in that breeze!  They did an awesome job especially the young girls!   Nice work girls!  I am about to load the videos to our YouTube page.

I made myself a yummy cheesecake to celebrate and it went down very nicely for lunch with those who joined me.   There was a plain vanilla/lemon one and a cherry with chocolate base version.  Big thanks to Goughy, Liz, Kate and Ben who dropped in even though they weren’t sailing!!!

There is so much going on at DeckHardware at the moment.  I really need to duplicate myself I think!   Phil is back in the office for the week before he heads off yet again this time to Melbourne!   Then when he gets back he will be at the Access Worlds and I will be at the Combined High Schools Regatta.   So much to prepare to get ready!   Lots of signage and stock to pack.    Oh and yeah we are also still working on website as always.

Did I mention Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is coming up?  Good friend Ben is coming up to stay in the house we have rented to help us out for the second year on the stand!  Thanks Ben!   There is a bit of work involved in getting ready for this one with sooooo many new brands to show off!  I can not wait!

ps.   Don’t mention the Manly game last night….

Footy season is almost here

What a way to start a weekend.  Waking up and turning on the TV to watch Manly play in the World Cup Challenge.  I can not wait for the season to start and to go to some Brookie home games.   Manly did not get the win but after a rusty start showed they were getting back into the swing of things in the second half.   I must say I know they have short in goals over there but seriously what was with the state of the ground?  Talk about sand!   And to think they get rain over there?   In fact it was raining during the game…   Just glad it looks like there were no major injuries despite playing on a ground like that.  Pretty sure there were some complaints about other grounds last season that looked much better than that…  Oh well it is done now.   Manly just have to defend the Premiership and get back there to give it another go!   They won last time against Leeds just wasn’t to be this time.   It was actually pretty surprising the amount of rain during the game.  You could hardly tell in the coverage except when they showed one angle of the sky.

For those of you wondering I am a Sea Eagles Supporter born and bred.   Working and living so close to Brookie how could I not be!   Check out their memberships.  I have been told that my family would bleed maroon and white  haha.  We are one of those houses that in the last finals series had flags out on the front deck proudly flying.  Growing up my parents always had Grand Final Party’s as during my childhood Manly made and won some great grand finals.  But there is nothing better than standing on the hill with your closest friends when Brookie is at ground capacity.  A suburban ground at its best.

Now for the rest of the weekend.  A bit of work today whilst taking it easy and possibly if it is not too warm I might make a batch of my favourite cup cakes.   Choc Chip ones with chocolate icing.   yummy. I make them every now and then and put them in the freezer so they do not get eaten all at once!

Then bring on tomorrow, a day on the water.  No doubt it will rain and not be a black noreaster…  A girl can hope though!