Walk around Lakelands Park, November 30th, 2013

These things grow in the bush on the way to the park/
These things grow in the bush on the way to the park/
The rain had stopped and I ventured into the park rather early in the morning.
The rain had stopped and I ventured into the park rather early in the morning.
I passed this bench. Last week a screwdriver was found on top of this bench.
I passed this bench. Last week a screwdriver was found on top of this bench.
I kept going further along this footpath.
I kept going further along this footpath.
This is part of a bridge across a creek.
This is part of a bridge across a creek.

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These trees are near that bridge. One tree looks like it must have burned a bit fairly recently.
These trees are near that bridge. One tree looks like it must have burned a bit fairly recently.
I ventured back towards the other side of the park.
I ventured back towards the other side of the park.
I could see the playground from a distance.
I could see the playground from a distance.
Walking back on this side of the park I soon was back where I started from. Luckily the grass wasn't too wet anymore.
Walking back on this side of the park I soon was back where I started from.
Luckily the grass wasn’t too wet anymore.

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This walk was great for me. I feel so much better now after my Carpal Tunnel Release operation. Tomorrow we celebrate the first of Advent. We set up already our ‘Adventskranz’ with one candle. I can’t believe how quickly the year has passed. Wasn’t it only yesterday when I took another picture for advent?

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This afternoon, when Peter came home from doing a bit of shopping, he lighted the candle and I made some plunger coffee. Then we enjoyed a quiet coffee break. We haven’t played any Christmas carols yet. But we should really be looking for some beautiful Christmas music soon. Ah, I think Peter got the message. He’s just downloading ‘Little Drummer Boy’. It takes a long time.The speed must be very low at this time of the day. We already had ‘Abendbrot’. At 7.30 I am going to watch ‘PARADISE’ on ABC TV.

14 thoughts on “Walk around Lakelands Park, November 30th, 2013

    1. Yes, Gerard, the incision on my hand has been healing very well. I think the bandage is probably going to come off in a couple of days when I see my surgeon.
      The park is beautiful for a walk. Love it! 🙂

  1. Looks like a great place to go for a walk. How are you feeling today? Better, I hope. Did you lose anything valuable when your house was broken into? I certainly hope not.

    1. Hi Mary-Ann,

      I go for half hour early morning walks as often as possible. Sometimes I just enjoy walking around in the park, other times I like to go a bit further along some streets in the neighbourhood.

      The Carpal Tunnel Release operation seems to have been a great success. I start feeling very much better now.

      On the day of the burglary we called the police who took notes and sent a forensic police lady the following day. She could not find any fingerprints. She said the intruders must have worn gloves.

      They did not leave a mess behind. It took us a while to find out about everything that was stolen. They found cash in two different places. watches, my handbag, a silver chain for my neck which I hadn’t put back on after the operation, whereas my wedding-band I had already put back on. Luckily they did not touch our laptops. One mobile phone and a tablet are gone, as well as Peter’s wedding band (He hardly ever wears it. It was in a box together with his gold-watch which they took.). They also stole a bottle of Vodka out of the freezer!

      The worst part was for me that with my handbag my Visa-card, pension-card, driver’s license etc. were gone. Luck had it that the wallet with all my cards was eventually found in the bush in Lakelands Park (minus all the cash of course). We had already cancelled my Visa-card. When we reported to the bank that the card was found they said it was better to get a new one. In the meantime I got a new card (still waiting for my new pin-number).

      Our daughter helped us to make insurance claims. We are waiting now for a report from our insurance. Daughter Caroline also helped Peter a lot while I had to rest a lot after the operation. Matthew, the partner of Caroline, was a great help too.

      I can now do much more with my hand. What a relief not to constantly have to ask someone to help me. When I take a shower I still have to be careful not to let the bandage on my hand get wet! I guess the bandage is going to come off on this coming Tuesday when I see the surgeon who performed the operation.

      I also had some blood pressure problems. I hope this is not a permanent problem. I better stop here now!

      Thanks, Mary-Ann, for your inquiry.

      Cheerio, Aunty Uta.

      1. Oh dear. This is so much to deal with on top of your operation. I’m sure all the added stress may be aggravating your blood pressure. I hope it settles soon enough.

  2. I’m glad you’re doing so well and that you enjoyed your lovely walk! I love getting my Advent Candles set and I’ve been playing Christmas music for two weeks now…when no one else is listening. LOL! Now that it’s December, I’ll play it more openly. 🙂

    1. Hi Debra,

      We still haven’t played any Christmas music. I am looking forward to listening to some of the music. The advent candle we did light again today. My walks I enjoy very much indeed, especially when the sun comes out early in the morning.

      We had a lovely Sunday today seeing our family for some birthday celebrations at the German club. Peter loved a hearty meal, whereas I had only dumplings and red cabbage (no meat) and enjoyed this very much. 🙂

      Sixteen months old great-grandson Lucas is a real darling. Everybody enjoys seeing him. He walks already very quickly. I cannot keep up with him; he’s that fast! 🙂

      Greetings, Aunty Uta.

  3. Lovely, Aunty Uta. And I’m glad you’re out and about. Though, I see it’s grey. I’m so tired of the grey!! There was sun today in Melbourne, but for how long I BEG to know…

    1. Very observant, Noeleen. I would have liked a bright. sunny morning. At least the rain had stopped and I could walk! I am glad I can do a few more things around the house now and give Peter some relief. It was a tough time for him too,, especially after the burglary.
      I hope you and Daniel had a pleasant weekend. Wishing you a very good week! Love, Auntyuta 🙂

  4. Good to know you are active and mobile Auntyuta, I think by one of your comments the bandages might be off by now. I have not heard the little Drummer Boy for many years now, Ana is looking after the Christmas music area so I will mention it to her.
    After temps of 39 on Monday and Tuesday, we have had a deluge of rain here in Mildura with much flooding, the weather is really strange, next week we are into the 40s.
    Regards
    Ian

    1. Thanks, Ian. I am pretty much all right now. The bandage is off and the stitches are out.
      I noticed you’ve had quite a drop in temp recently. The weather can change really quickly. We had quite a bit of rain and storms this week. But right now the sun is out again, and Peter and I have a wonderful time at Bulli Beach. 🙂
      Cheerio, Auntyuta.

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