A hodge podge of a week!
In a week where the finals of the tennis in Rome were rained off and had to be played on Monday, my week was out of sinc from the word go. Two of my passions collided and I left my walking group to their own devices and hovered near the TV. Happy to say that Rafa won, so it was worthwhile! It was a grey day anyway. (I know I’m sad, but a passion is a passion)
Heat then wrapped around our blessed isle and on Wednesday, after t’ai chi, I met a lady friend, thinking we’d have a lovely walk on our Headland beach. Well, we did, but it was enveloped in thick fog! Normally it looks like this:
But not today. Sadly I didn’t have my camera- sometimes it seems rude to be snapping away when you are enjoying someone else’s company. I wished I had though because I would have loved to capture the eeriness of the lonesome sailboats wending their way out of the harbour.
More than that, I could have shown you the great conversion job that’s been done to the chapel, now Mary Rowntree’s Victorian Tearooms. The project had lots of council opposition and had been ongoing for years. The result is fabulous. Have a look at http://www.stanlaundon.com/heruteu.html It has some wonderful photos of Old Hartlepool and if you look down the left hand sidebar there is just one shot of Mary Rowntree’s. If you click on it to enlarge you’ll get some idea of the place.
Thursday, as some of you know, I was Nordic walking and riding a steam train in North Yorkshire. I couldn’t wait to write this post : http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/steams-up-in-north-yorkshire/ but here are a few extra shots if you don’t have time to read it.
I guess that’s worn everybody out with my week! As usual I’m saying thank you to Cate of Show My Face for coming up with the idea of Six word Saturday, though I know I abuse it. She’d love you to join in. The details are in the link and in the banner at the top of the page. Thanks for reading, and please, if you have the stamina, come back next week.