Team MARBEL united at last!

Mark and BenThis week is ben’s first week in New Zealand. He is over to visit for 5 weeks, as a holiday, with a small matter called Challenge Wanaka in the middle.

I am swimming the 3.8km, Ben is cycling the mid section, 112 miles, and Mark is rounding it all off with a marathon. Should be great fun! I’m so glad I get the easy part!  Continue reading “Team MARBEL united at last!”

Colac Bay: I love the sea!

IMG_6448Mark doesn’t quite get it. Well, I thought he didn’t but perhaps he just didn’t realise that its OK to drag me to the sea all the time! I would find any excuse to simply go and sit on a shoreline and listen to the sea. I still constantly keep feeling like I am on holiday all the time, I have never lived by the sea before. Or anywhere near the sea. I have always wanted to, and now I do, I feel like its a dream, that will one day end, like I am on a long holiday or something.  Continue reading “Colac Bay: I love the sea!”

Flowers in focus

blossomIt seems odd: I bought some daffodils today. apparently spring is coming. Its really weird not knowing what exactly to expect and when. That’s just something I have always taken for granted. January and February are cold, March starts to warm up, May-August is summer (sometimes!)… and so on. Now its all turned on its head.  Continue reading “Flowers in focus”