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So what am I celebrating this week?
I just got back from holiday, so I'm celebrating having a great break. The weather wasn't as stellar as it has been in previous years, but I swam in the sea 7 out of the 10 days. I also did lots of hiking and spent some time with my sister, her husband and my niece. They live in Arizona and only come out to New Zealand every couple of years, so that was nice.
I also went mountain biking for the first time on the tracks in the hills behind the beach house. I'm not a great mountain biker, I discovered, and my legs are showing the result! It was fun though.
Yesterday the tides were right for kayaking, so my elder son and I dragged the kayaks down to the estuary. It was pretty windy and paddling was difficult. At one point I was trying to stay in one spot while I waited for him to catch up and managed to capsize. First time I've ever done that! Luckily the estuary isn't deep, so it was easy enough to climb back in. Just a little chilly with the wind blowing through my wet clothes.
But all in all, it was a good holiday and I'm feeling refreshed and invigorated to start the new year at work on Monday. And I have tickets to see Nick Cave (my favorite singer since I was about 13) on Tuesday, so that definitely softens the blow of having to go back to work on Monday.
What are you celebrating this week?