Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Winter Joy!!!

The last few days have been perfect Winter Days!  Frosty mornings then clear sunny days and no wind!

Over our long weekend (Queens Birthday) I  thought it was time to step up my walking program, over the last 6 months I have been walking every second day for at least and hour to build up my fitness.
Sunday was such a beautiful day for walking I packed the backpack and headed off , neighbors drove past on their way to buy their newspapers with a cheery wave or was it laughter at what my husband chose to wear! country fellas don't wear leggings!!

 There were lots of indigenous plants along the way to photo but only this one flowering , a succulent ground cover , common name Pig face. 
Also lots of time to day dream and make up lists to do in the Garden.

We arrived home 4 1/2 hours later and had covered 22kms with no injuries!!

Now its time to confess why I'm enjoying this early start to Winter so much, it is a countdown (11wks) to my walking trip in ITALY....yeeeppeee!!!!  First trip without the husband and 5 kids.....!!!!! and for a whole month.....!!!!!
I have been saving and planning for the last two years and now I just have to get a little more fitter and walk lots of hills.

So each Saturday from now until I leave will be Walk Day, next walk to Daylesford which is a great destination as there are plenty of great cafes to collapse and recover in...  

For more Winter Joy see http://hazel-dene.blogspot.com/2011/06/winter-wednesdays-3.html



  1. I love a good countdown...especially to something as exciting as a trip to Italy! Woo hoo! You are going to be in great shape!...22 kms. Fantastic! Thanks for the link too.

  2. Oh wow, how exciting. Good luck with the fitness kick. Look forward to hearing about your Italian odyssey.

  3. Oooh lucky you! I have this earmarked for a future holiday. Please do post lots of photos from your trip.


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