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FaithFool posted 7/3/2013 16:33 PM

Off work until the 17th. What the days are looking like:

8:00 am-ish: wake up
8:00 to 10:00: toast, coffee, book, net time
10:00 to 1:30: bike to beach, lie around, eat grapes, ride back
1:30 to 4:30: lunch, book, net time, nap
4:30 to 5:30-ish: tea and biscuits, think about what to have for dinner
5:30 to 6:30: cocktails on the favourite bench at the spectacular terraced garden park overlooking the water/mountains/treetops, talk to crows and hummingbirds
6:30 to 7:00: dinner
7:00 to 8:30: bike to other beach, sit on sea wall admiring crashing waves and stunning view
8:30 to 10:30: cocktails, TV, book, net time
10:30: shower and bed

Might mix it up a bit. Going to the mainland Saturday for a birthday party, staying in a luxe airport hotel, then home Sunday for another week of more of the above if this weather continues.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 4:35 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)]

Darkness Falls posted 7/3/2013 16:40 PM

Damn, I'm jealous. Must be nice!

Enjoy every minute.

FaithFool posted 7/3/2013 16:42 PM

Oh, almost forgot to add the part of the gardens that has a shady grove chock full of gorgeous butterflies that dance in spirals.

It's like Disney World, Bambis lurking in the bushes and everything....

Lyonesse posted 7/3/2013 16:43 PM

You're really multi-tasking there with the grape-eating.

Have a great time, if that's not too much pressure for ya!

jrc1963 posted 7/3/2013 17:25 PM

Whew... exhausting!

FaithFool posted 7/3/2013 19:50 PM

Spectacular day!

Was late to the basking beach, it was chock full of peeps, so had to opt for basking spot #2, a rocky point where people have parked some wooden deck chairs and nobody steals them (!).

It's got a chilly breeze, which is nice for a change, and a great view. The selfie turned out a bit blurry (totally suck at taking those) but the rest are OK.

I'm pooped, had my two rides already today (had to go downtown for errands this morning).

Time for cocktails....

View from the blue chair:

Road to the basking spot:

This is the anti-grafitti paint on the utility boxes:

Sad in AZ posted 7/3/2013 20:11 PM

What's an amish wakeup?

FaithFool posted 7/3/2013 20:20 PM

I knew you would do that.

lynnm1947 posted 7/4/2013 09:33 AM

I like YOUR staycation, FF. Mine has consisted of deep-down housecleaning all freaking week. I'm quitting tomorrow and heading to The County for a long weekend, though. I can already taste lunch at The Inn on the Mountain.

Great photos!

FaithFool posted 7/4/2013 10:38 AM

Lynn, my apartment needs a good cleaning, but my priorities are different. Obviously.

Enjoy the mountain!

FaithFool posted 7/4/2013 15:57 PM

What is it about hot tea on a warm day? I'm loving this cuppa.

Strong, milky and sweet, it's the bomb.

Beatles cover band on the lawn at the park this evening at cocktail hour.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 3:57 PM, July 4th (Thursday)]

lynnm1947 posted 7/4/2013 21:42 PM

Oh God, I left the housecleaning as long as I could! I'm an artist so I'd much rather paint than dust. However, it gets to a point............

FaithFool posted 7/5/2013 10:53 AM

My mom used to call that your "squalor threshold."

nowiknow23 posted 7/5/2013 10:54 AM

FF - you'd better plan some downtime in there or you'll burn out.

painpaingoaway posted 7/5/2013 11:09 AM

How beautiful! Have fun!

FaithFool posted 7/5/2013 11:14 AM

I know, NIK, the pace is relentless.

Last night I had to haul the folding chair down to the park for the Beatles cover band.

Found a sunbeam, parked myself and enjoyed my after-dinner cocktail while the band played spot-on renditions of the old stuff.

The crowd was having a ball -- kids, dogs, seniors, everything from strollers to bikes to wheelchairs.

As they were wrapping up the set I wandered out toward the exit, and wound up standing beside a guy about my height wearing silver biking shoes... I know, odd, right?

So I do a sideways glance from under my hat and think "nobody told me George Clooney was in town for the 4th...".

Well I didn't get a look at him from the front, but from the side with the rays of the setting sun behind him it was kind of like one of the moments in the Simpsons when someone sees God.

I kept waiting for an SO to pop out of the woods on her way back from the washrooms, but no, he just kept standing there and the band was rocking "Sweet Caroline" at that point, and they were really nailing it, everyone was having a great time.

Then we both wandered toward the gate and I had a feeling he was going to say something, and I wasn't about to say something because I was still waiting for the SO to pop out of the woods and ruin the moment.

Didn't happen.

I should have said something like "nice shoes" so I could have gotten a look at him to see if the front was as Clooney as the side view.


painpaingoaway posted 7/5/2013 11:26 AM

Damn girl! You had me going there!

FaithFool posted 7/5/2013 12:14 PM

Damn is right. It may actually have been Him...

Turns out he's starting a movie in a couple of weeks on the mainland and could well be popping up here.

FaithFool posted 7/5/2013 12:42 PM


I'm out of limeade......................

That is all.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 12:42 PM, July 5th (Friday)]

painpaingoaway posted 7/5/2013 17:34 PM

Holy shit! It was George Clooney? Awesome.

I'm mixing up some Limeaid right now...hang on....

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