Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hanging with the bloggy girls......

I started this post a week ago.................late Thursday night after dinner............I want to rewind to that happy place I was with the girls and all the excitement.....not sad because it is the last GDITC......
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Thursday afternoon I snuck off from work a little early and headed to Nundle.......my usual partner in all things quilty was travelling with her partner this time..........
after hours of driving getting closer to Nundle I had to wait for a stupid train...........OMG I think it was the longest coal train in the world.........
the 10 mins I was delayed felt like 10 hrs with the girls on the other side waiting for me.........and me busting to get to them.........

nearly in Nundle I looked back to a beautiful sunset.......
dinner was heaps of fun and the exciting crazy chatter that only meeting up with your old friends brings.........the volume in the pub went right up.......
Me, Janice and Jenny.......
Me and Dzintra......
Me and Jenny
Omg so much fun...... Love these girls.....
Me, Fiona, Susan, Sandy, De, Kerri, Marilyn, Lynda, Janice, Jenny, Dzintra
More to come for sure........
Catch you later....
Chookyblue....

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Aim high...............

See previous post or this post back in Feb

So I thought about it........I can do this...........
I will get my walk total to 150kms.....
.....that means 5kms/day for the next 11 days left in March..........


Not only is Cancer Council March Charge about raising funds it's also about promoting health.......walking or running is good for your health and you raise money while your at it..........win win situation.........
It is proven that 1/3rd of cancers are preventable by a healthy lifestyle - eating healthy and doing regular exercise............

SO HERE IS MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU

Yes that's you on the other side of screen reading this........
I can see you.........

What are you going to improve your health and fitness this next 11 days......come on........who is going join me.........what are you going to do to 
you don't have to do 5kms............
do something more then what you do now........

I have a few friends who have been walking with me some days in town and we have decided to keep walking after work once this is finished.........
this has been the motivation they also needed.......

I know Janice will be riding her bike..........
Googy Girl might go to the gym or for a walk......

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?????
Don't ignore me............
Get moving.....walk around the house yard 20 times..........walk down to the park or the cattle yards, what ever it is........
Cut out fizzy drinks (except for soda and a piece of lemon)
MOVE........
come back and tell me what it is you have done...........

Catch you later............
Chookyblue............

Keeping the love of blogging alive.........

PS yes I am very motivated at the moment..........the more I do the better I feel............2.5yrs ago this was not possible.........its been a long slow journey but OMG so worth every second to be where I am now.........

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hit my goal.....

Here are some pics from the last few days when I walked..... Up and down hills and around town.....
Been great to have company over the weekend...... Today it was me and the sheep.....    I did 5kms and meet my goal of 93kms so now onto more kms......how many more can I do in 11 days .......
So excited......
GDITC post to come but need to sort pics and get posts organised......


Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Catching up.....

I'm getting better and braver in the city now days..............
Wandering around I randomly ran into my cousin who i forgot lives and works right in the city...........conveniently he was getting lunch with his boss who told him not to rush back so he could spend some time with me.......bonus........
then I found my way walking around to Darling Harbour............enjoyed this platter with a girlfriend before Adele.........
now I don't do traffic well so to calm the nerves (no wipe that) frustrationnnnnnnnnnnn (that would be the word I need) at how people drive and how long it takes to go short distances I stitched Lucy.............
I got 3 fillers finished while away...........
95,400 people here...........the concert was wonderful......
little freakish getting out with the massive numbers but otherwise the huge crowd didn't bother me......
Sunday breakfast was so good...........OMG.......
Had breaky with friends and Miss Sonia @ Forever Always Online.......
I do love my friends..........such special people to me...
then it was time to head home..........views over the southern part of Sydney..........


Some  cliff faces catching the afternoon sun in the Blue Mountains.........
OMG they are rugged.....
some centre irrigation pivots showing up in the dry landscape.........
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only a few sleeps and it's off to Girls Day in the Country...........can't wait to see all the girls
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not much other then work and walking happening here............
as of tonight I have done 67kms..........
raising lots of money.............thanks heaps to those who have sponsored me......it's not to late........and I know some of you have been following my posts on the March Charge page..........thanks heaps for your support...........
walking most days after work and have found someone to drag along with me everytime........so improving the health of myself and encouraging others too...........now I am not saying healthy people don't get cancer they can but a healthy lifestyle sure can help ward off some cancers........
are you looking after yourself????
Catch you later............
Chookyblue.......

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Friday, 10 March 2017

Adele here I come.....

Omg excited... .love Adele.....
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

International Women's Day

The sky's the limit for all the amazing wonderful women in my life.......
#BeBoldForChange
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Stunning end to summer

Pleased to see the end of summer..... Nothing over 34 this week.... Heaven.......
Summer finished with a stunning sunset yesterday......
Thanks heaps to those who have sponsored me the March Charge Cancer Council fund-raiser..... I'm going to have to raise the bar higher...... And walk even harder......
A short walk this morning on my own then a long one with a work colleague after work.... I don't usually have company when walking except for the cows and sheep.......
Anyone else doing the walk.....
Shez is waking with me and also Annie in Washington..........
Catch you later
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Jetstreams and prepping

Lots happening here as usual...........
Working on Lucy but run out of creams and blue squares I need to make the fillers with and put around the Lucy blocks.........
So its cutting, gluing and prepping bags to sew.........
Talk about prepping I'm trying to up my walking in preparation for March Charge a Cancer Council fundraiser...........
I headed out the gate and looked up........OMG the sun was not up yet but a jet and its short jetstream were catching the rays.............
Here it is further away.........it was a stunning sight and thinking of my walking and working out distance goals to go to I decided to walk the loop to the sheep yards...........I know if I go down and back the same way it is 3kms but I was not sure if I did the loop..........it's just under 4kms so glad I did it now..........
Dust catching the sunlight about the 3km mark.......the sheep had just crossed my path heading to water at the dam..........
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NOW BACK to the MARCH CHARGE for cancer...........
I am walking.......I have registered to raise funds.........

I am walking for many people in my life...........
ones I have lost - my sister, my nan, my uncle, my aunty, mums cousin, dads cousin, my great aunt, one of my best friends, Mr Chookys grandad, friends mum

Survivors - BIL, cousins grandson, friends husband

Fighting now - FIL for the second time, 
many others to numerous to mention but these are closer ones
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In blogland I know of friends who have battles to close to the heart
my friend who lost her husband to lymphoma
my friend who's son is currently battling melanoma
  my friends mum battling lung cancer
my friend who beat breast cancer
another friend almost clear on cancer
another friends who's husband battled cancer 

So WALK WITH ME
but most importantly 

Crazily I said I would walk 93kms avg 3kms/day.
I usually walk 1-1.5kms sometimes 2km if I have time.......I walked 4km this morning and my knees are hurting (they are crap) but you know what my sore knees is nothing compared to cancer so I'll just live on panadol or nurofen if need be for the month........
Any amount of support you can give will all add up..........

if you have someone special tell me and I will walk for them too..........

I don't normally ask for anything like this but cancer affects way to many people and it is not just the person who gets it it is their whole world affected......family, friends etc....

Out here in the bush there are pretty much no services so you have to travel great distances just for treatment and Drs............
Cancer Council Australia 
####  SPONSOR ME ####
please.........
leave me your email and I can email you a link if you can't find me online

Is anyone else doing this challenge?????

Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive