Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Monday, April 17, 2017

Family is back for Easter holidays

Miss 18 is back from University for 10 days.
She brought her 1300 page Chemistry book and I've been having a browse through it - quite interesting and got me thinking about "gravity waves" AGAIN.
Of course, I think the scientists saw a gravity tsunami ("I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of QUARKS suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." in a Galaxy far far away). Waves from my guitar strings or from "the pebble in the lake" tend to oscillate, and as Einstein speculated as too small to detect, hence the need for a tsunami.

Mind you, Flat Earth came up as a topic and,.. well not one to dismiss stuff instantly, but a quick review of how a full moon works, soon put Miss 14 mind at ease and logic won the discussion.

On the lighter side, 
Good Friday when all the shops were shut, my kettle died so Saturday I had to buy another (good excuse for coffee and buying more cat food as that had also run out on Friday)

I had a practice run at trying to look a bit naughty the night before. Even used eyeliner under my eyes to make me darker and more mysterious, Even put on fish net stockings.

    But this is NOT who I am.
Sunday and yet another relaxing day, but as my wife was convinced I still had eyeliner on, hours after scrubbing my face raw on Saturday, I decided to go out make up free.
I did feel very naked and vulnerable but old enough now not to care, even daughter said I shouldn't worry about wearing a wig - hell no, I look old enough with the wig, without I'd look ancient.

Monday - and decided to be a bit more outrageous when going for coffee

Still not liking fish nets and the outfit isn't fooling anyone
So after a coffee and reading the paper, I offered the newpaper to another couple, the 50ish female said "Good on ya mate", I smiled, handed over the newspaper and left.

I sat at the beach for an hour as the sun came up and got changed for my 9.30 brunch with my girlfriend at Columbus Coffee


Brunch took an hour, a very relaxing time before we headed off for a beach walk, watched a few boaties mooring their yachts while other walkers also enjoyed the sunny rays. We chatted about the usual girl stuff and before we knew it, it was time to go back to our normal lives and our great wives.

At home now with the trouble making girls - Only one day in and I'm wish the school holidays would end - no not really, I do love them, especially when their not trying to annoy each other.

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