Sunday, May 31, 2009


Signs When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell


31 May 2009_4I woke late this morning with quite a headache following the partying through to the early hours of this morning. A great night was had by all if the number of empty bottles and the mess are anything to go by.

To aid my recovery today, Rory and I took Bonnie for a walk to the top of One Tree Hill. It was a cold and showery day and I was feeling back in top form in no time from the fresh air and the exercise.

It’s great that tomorrow (Monday) is a holiday as it gives me a chance to knock the house back into shape.  I might even try and get in a couple of hours in my garden as the weeds are overtaking everything right now.

----------------------------------------------------------Richard Kahui-----------------------

You may remember me celebrating ‘my’ rugby team, the Chiefs,  being on the top of the Super 14 competition table?

Well the great run continued and they made it through the semi finals successfully and into the the final which was played in South Africa last night. The result; the Chiefs were slaughtered by the Bulls from Pretoria. It was a humiliating defeat. Less said the better.


  1. That is beautiful shot Lou, if that is the hill near you, what a wonderful place to live.

  2. Lermentov: The Reds aren't a yardstick I want my mighty Chiefs measured against *snicker*

    DD: Is an inactive volcano fairly handy to me and right in the middle of the 1000 acre Cornwall Park. It's called One Tree Hill (or Maungakiekie) but there's actually no tree on the top anymore so now more commonly known as No Tree Hill.

  3. Looks like a beautiful hill, tree or not. lol. Sounds like you've been having a good weekend, other than the headache. Hugs.

  4. My comment comes a little too late to help, but I find a mimosa over brekky helps with those morning afters. Or a martini. Good on you for choosing the healthy option.

  5. Ah the after rugby slaughter hangover. Something I will never have.
    An after dinner, after guests, after just about anything but sports hangover for sure. I think it is too funny that one of your blog tags is drinking. A category unto itself.

    Interesting about the ptosis. I don't suppose you are a transplanted French Canadian are you?
    It does affect any background but there was really a traceable link to these three women in the French Canadian sufferers. Although my 2 sisters have it so far I am clear, but at the moment I am coughing and coughing from absolutely nothing in my throat. Mind you I did just wake up and I probably swallowed a spider.

  6. Holy mackeral, that hill. It would KILL me. No possibility could I get up there. Coming down would be would be in a stretcher.

  7. Xanadu: All gone now though and I back to uual cheery self

    DuPree: I'll remember that for next time, I mean I am never drinking again so I'll never need to know that lol.

    Lori: OMG I am such a boozehag! I even have s post label for drinking. You've helped me see the light Lori - I will urgently review my drinking habits. Re ptosis; no FC here - we Irish.

    JadedJ: Well yes JJ I did cleverly underplay the hell that was struggling up that freakin' hill yesterday, I won't be doing it again anytime soon.

  8. Your problem was going to bed in the first place, silly. If you stay up partying long enough, you eventually go comatose and don't waken until the toxins have completely evaporated.

    The course you took was probably wiser, though.

  9. I thought so intelli one. I pride myself on my wisdom (yeah, right).


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