Friday, November 28, 2008

bellevue


It used to be my daily fitness walk - nothing as strenuous as a full gym workout, but a cheap and easy-to-schedule substitute. Somehow I got out of the habit, and yesterday was the first time I'd ventured up into the hills since last summer. Today, the view was even more beautiful than yesterday.

Sometimes I forget just how pretty my home town is.

(And no, that is not my house. If it were, I'd either have a mortgage hefty enough to buy someone a couple of those jewel-like islands in the Marlborough Sounds, or sell it and live off the proceeds for the next ten years. Lovely building, eh?)

8 comments:

Make Tea Not War said...

It was a beautiful day today. That does look pretty gorgeous. I've never been up there. We're off camping in the Wairarapa tomorrow so I'm hoping this beautiful clear stillness lasts

donnasoowho said...

almost makes me feel slightly homesick. It's not often that NZers can scoff about the weather being better than in Aus.... but that certainly beats the pants of here at the moment!

Violet said...

mtnw: You should come over one weekend and walk the walk with us - it might get the boy off his bum too. Have fun camping!

donnasoowho:it may only be perfectly sunny once in a while, but when it is, it's fantastic :-) Apparently we are in for a sunnier than average summer.

PBS said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous view and what a nice walk it would make! Nice to make exercise less painful :)

Kazzer said...

Makes me homesick too. It's 2C here!

Violet said...

pbs: yes it's a lovely walk, though you have to do a bit of tourist-dodging along the way.

kazzer: over here it's fabulous!

Make Tea Not War said...

>You should come over one weekend and walk the walk with us

I'd love to if you are serious. The next couple of weekends are quite packed already but definitely after that would be great. I shall be in contact

Violet said...

mtnw: sure thing - we are away between 27/12 and 2/1 but any weekend before and and after would be cool.