Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fly and be free!

Since about my sixteenth birthday,I've had an urge to try gliding.
For one reason or another that has never happened..............until I realised that with my 70th birthday,my time was running out.

Today,with the help of my friend John Clayton (senior instructor at Caboolture Gliding club) I realised part of my dream.............with three flights in a Blanik glider!
Total flying time probably amounted to only 51 minutes,but John gave me control (for short times) on flights 2 and 3.

The last couple of weeks have been rather magical for me, as I attempt to apply a new direction to my life--------

I have joined a "workshop art theatre (WAT) as they prepare a comedic Review to be presented late October.

I have taken up Indoor Bowls.....and found it not as easy as I thought! :-(

Then there is Multitude..........a choir which is proving difficult, in that it's about 30 years since I read any music.... or sung seriously;
not to mention how rusted my vocal chords have become.

Last Thursday my darling daughter and I had a "girls night out" at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast of Queensland!
That was a night....that was!! :-) Thankfully I dont celebrate 70th birthdays too often.............I have blistered feet to prove what a good night we enjoyed.

Somehow,I'm beginning to think that maybe my passion with fabric ,fibre and threads is on the wane,as I discover these other addictions.Who knows what the future holds........but trust me,I'm going to enjoy the twilight years
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Anonymous said...

wow Maureen you are brave !!!!!!!!
cannot imagine you not playing with fabric and threads, even if you have other interests too.
Margaret in sunny Queensland

Calidore said...

Yipee - Maureen B and I were crossing our fingers that you would get your glider trip. Girl (and you are just a girl) I think you are so brave - there isn't a snowflakes chance in anything that I would do something like that...vbg.
I'm so glad your birthday was wonderful...we were all thinking of you.
Catherine, Ashley and the kids.

sharonb said...

Maureen it sounds fantastic - great stuff!!!