Sunday, May 31, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday 30 th May 2020...Day 102!!!

Although it was a bit cooler and overcast I enjoyed

two hours at the tennis courts this morning, just four of us and we had a good time!!!


Later in the afternoon I just took  Boomer for a walk around the neighbourhood and I forgot to take my camera and really wanted it as we passed this small forest there was this lovely buck deer just standing there staring at us from about 20 feet....Boomer never made a sound.


Who should drive by but Heather and she stopped and I asked her to take a photo on her cell..










Two nice photos!!!


this is a group from the hood who for the last seven weeks every night have made noise at 7 pm to salute our health workers and first responders!!!








I like this shirt!!!





Stay safe and healthy!!


Yashi Kochi!!!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday 29 th May 2020..Day 101!!!

I have been writing the blog almost every day now since December 2006 and it first started as a way for my family to read and see what my life was about.
Always enjoyed writing and always surprised I do not get many comments, maybe that should tell me that the blog is maybe not interesting to many...

One thing I have stayed clear of is discussing politics, religion or sex....

Today is such a sad day for so many and so many people throughout the world are suffering and hurting...

I am going to take this  day and reflect on my life, my future and my choices!!



Stay safe and healthy!!

Yashi Kochi!!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday 28 th May 2020...Day 100!!!

Just a fabulous hot, sunny and bright day!!!


I cannot play tennis everyday it would be too uncomfortable on my knees playing on hard courts, so I took the morning off!!


At noon I took Boomer with me to Eric’s house for our usual poker  gals and guys social gathering, Boomer was a big hit and well behaved.


From there we drove down Island for over an hour to this Provincial park....





To view this waterfall ...






Is located about 200 yards off the highway and so many people do not know of it’s existence and speed by it every day!!











It is gorgeous and so are the subject matter!!









Then we did about a twenty minute hike up through the forest and up to this quaint trestle.....











Boomer was really good walking across ...











We then continued down the tracks for a while, had lunch and then came back the same way!!





It was a good day and a nice change!!


Stay safe and healthy!!


Yashi Kochi!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday 27 th May 2020...Day 99!!!

In a virus free world I would have been checking into my Airbnb in Paris this morning....





Then attending the French Open tennis championships tomorrow...BUT....





Instead I was on the courts here in Nanaimo for nearly three hours..as I mentioned yesterday a great group I was lucky to find and the added bonus of a really nice warm summer like day!!


I took Boomer out to a new place for me to see this afternoon....





It was just a short but lovely hike around the lake..














Boomer had to be on his leash but he still got lots of exercise.





We all still go outside at 7 pm and bang our pots and pans to make noise in support of front line and essential service workers....about ten Neighbours join in  ....it is noisy but for a great cause...


Time for my show...


Stay safe and healthy!!


Sorry the post always seem to be about the same things☹️


Yashi Kochi!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday 26 th May 2020. Day 98!!!

Happy to be back on the tennis courts this morning!!


Five members of the group arrived at 11am and we played till almost 3 pm rotating one person in every four games.


I feel so lucky to have found this group, we are all about the same age , although boasting I am the oldest, about the same skill level, they are really nice men and one lovely lady and we have fun and good competitive games and there is no charge for the courts.


I just have to be wise about how long I play and how many days because on the hard courts it takes a toll on my knees but at least four times a week is my goal!!


I came home and had a quick bite to eat and then took Boomer here which is about ten minute drive from the house..





Some history....











It is a lovely walk around the spit..





















A nice sandy beach when the tide is out...





Boomer is checking out my Birthday gift, this great lounge chair....





Trust me he did not stay in it for long...it is really comfortable and will get lots of use especially on my roof top in San Miguel!!!


Nice the evenings are light till almost 9 pm and we have a few nice sunny days ahead!,


Stay safe and healthy!!


Yashi Kochi

Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday 25th May 2020...Day 97!!!!

Overnight and morning rain put a damper and cancelled tennis for the morning so I just lazed around doing

some computer work and planning or trying to plan.


This afternoon the rain stopped and I took Boomer out just walking from the house.......we first stopped at Mia and Ben’s home and checked out all the work they have done in their yard and then we went into some trails behind their home....


Everything is so green and Boomer just loves run around...










View from the bluffs...





 Back on  the roads I like this tree..


Cool street names...











I reckon we hiked about 12 km and it felt good!!


This is Boomer watching me write this blog!!!





The forecast is good for the rest of the week so hopefully I will be back on the courts maƱana!!


I hope all my US friends enjoyed their Memorial Day long weekend!!!!





Stay safe and healthy!!


Yashi Kochi!!

Sunday 2 nd October 2022…town busy, me not so!!!

 Today is perhaps the busiest, noisiest, and loudest day of the year in town with the celebrations going on for the patron saint of the town...