Sunday, 13 May 2012

Good Day Sunshine

Oh what a fabulous day we had yesterday - for the first time in months we had sunshine the whole day long and for the second day in a row...yeah, I know! We could hardly believe it and made the most of it by hopping on the bus and getting ready for a hike around the Island.

The plan was to walk through Firestone Copse and the carry on to Bembridge - around about a three to four hour walk. 
We set off and I was celebrating the return of the sun with my interpretive dance pose.
Notice the Wellies? Because it had been raining pretty much non stop for about four weeks all the grounds were kinda muddy, so I came prepared...and a good choice that was as we came across some areas that were just yuck!

Next stop was a duck pond which amazed the heck out of me, because it appeared to have a gazillion of different kind of ducks, swans, geese and and and.
There were small ducks, big ones, but my favourite ones without a doubt were these fellas at the back, with the tuft of fluff on their heads (you can't see it on the white one too well in the picture though)
They so looked like punk ducks and were quite the rebels in the water too :)

While I was totally excited over the ducks, Mr P got heart palpitations when we came across his beloved rapeseed fields. I don't get his excitement but each year he's like a kid in the candy store when we come across all the yellowness
Look at the happy face :)
Afterwards Mr P thought he died and gone to heaven when the road took us right through the middle of two rapeseed fields...gnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. The yellow was SO dang bright that I was thankful I had my sunglasses on.

Like I said, I don't get the obsession and I made my point quite clear, me thinks.

We didn't quite make it to Bembridge because after two and a half hours I was done. I used to be so fit and we would walk and walk for hours on end but since last November I have had the difficulty with every step I take being painful. Once the doctors found out what it was (fibroids of the larger kind...) it made perfect sense why I have been unable to exercise or even do a longer walk without crumbling down in pain. 
So, once I started to get my "twinges" we knew that was it and had to carry on home by bus.

But we decided on the spur of the moment that we should go to the cinema and watch The Avengers in 3D.
That was one of the best decisions we have made in a long time.
LOVED the movie and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it in 3D. Would you believe that this is the first time ever I have seen a 3D movie in the cinema? Yup, I am almost ashamed seeing that I was around when 3D became hugely popular in the 80's.

I kinda liked the 3D effect, it was fun to enjoy it but I would not need to do that again. But what I need to do over and over again is to watch this movie. So far it is my favourite of this year. I laughed my behind off, got teary, slid to the edge of my seat - it just has it all: action on comedy.

Here is one of my favourite quotes from the movie
Thor: Have a care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother. 
Natasha Romanoff: He killed eighty people in two days. 
Thor: He's adopted. 


  1. Sounds like such a perfect day! Sunshine is just so wonderful, there isn't anything a beautiful day can't fix. Now I have to go see the Avengers! I like the director, but I was still afraid that it wasn't going to be very good.

  2. wow, what a beautiful area you live in, Kim! I love, love, love seeing all these beautiful photos! Sounds like you two had a wonderful time. I can understand why Mr. P loves those yellow fields. They are amazing!
    My son really wants to go see the Avengers, and I agree it sounds like a good movie. Now after hearing your comments, I'm really anxious to go! On Friday, my DD and I went to see Dark Shadows. I enjoyed it, although it's not going to win any awards. :)

  3. The ducks are gorgeous but I have to admit I am a huge rapeseed field lover too! We went to see The Avengers on Saturday too and I also totally adored it and kept laughing out really loud and embarassing the people I was with :) That was also one of my favourite lines and I loved it when the Hulk punched Thor! I can't wait until it comes out on DVD so I can watch it over and over :)

  4. What a gorgeous walk! I have to agree with Mr. P...those bright yellow rapeseed fields are beautiful! I remember watching my first 3D movie in the 80's and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. Now they have 3D flat screen tv's. Oh how times have changed!

  5. Wow, great pictures! In Paris, France the weather is weird... as if we were in November


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