Goodness, a 'working' day for a retiree is truly hard... Farmers' Department Store opened at 8 am today with a 50% off women's clothing sale. I was on the doorstep in their Lambton Quay town shop by 9 a.m. I took my car and, naughty me, I parked in the disability carpark across the road from Farmers. My sore heel and my torn ligament ankle really only hurt after I've been sitting down for a time or when I wake up in the morning. I haven't parked in a mobility park for about 6 weeks - even though I have the precious card for my window - because I don't think I truly need it any more, This time, I had to show limp as I left my car (go on, slap my hand for this deliberate transgression).
I was paid back though, because returning to my car, I tripped up some stairs at Farmers and stubbed my big toe., I limped genuinely all the way back to my vehicle. Sigh.
I raced to the beach and J and I had our fourth swim for May. Phewwww - made it, our minimum per month for 2013 is four swims.
Then I hared to the movies to see "Star Trek: Into Darkness" I believe we're getting the movie a week before America. Na-na-na-na-na!!! I enjoyed it, but then as many people know, I'm probably the biggest Star Trek fan in New Zealand - no, wait! - I don't mean I'm a big fan in relation to weight. I mean - Aw, go on, you know what I mean, yes? The movie had many sly winks and nods to classic Trek.
After the movie, I hopped in the car and shot over to Farmers in Kilbirnie (well, I couldn't resist). This time I visited the changing rooms three times, It was after five in the afternoon when I exited the shop. But I did meet another swimmer from Hataitai Beach and she said she reads this blog. I'm very excited - I now have, perhaps, four readers!
Here are a couple of views from the Maupuia hill looking down over a part of Miramar. The complex in the front is Weta Workshop in Camperdown Road,
Below is Park Road Post Production