Friday, June 21, 2013

Shortest Day Of The Year!

Friday 21st June, 2013

Woohoo! with today being the shortest day of the year that can only mean one thing..........the days start getting longer and in around 70 days Spring will be here and with it comes the warmer weather.  Yay!!!!

This morning we woke up to a wet and cold morning, I wanted to roll over and go back to sleep but I didn't. This afternoon I had to go and meet Tony in town, go to the bank and then head on down to Christies Beach and meet up with Katie.  She was doing her grading for her next belt in Kenpo Karitsu.

After meeting Kahra and Katie we drove to Sellicks Beach.  This is where Katie was going to do her grading along with 13 others.  Several of them had already done it on Wednesday night but as Katie wanted us to watch her she chose Friday night.

I can't say I understand anything at all about Karate (Kenpo Karitsu is a form of Karate/JuJitsu) but it was very impressive to see and the kids did a great job.  One little boy had us amused, he looked as if he was about to break out into a dance move, instead of trying to defend himself from an attack.

All of those who undertook the grading, passed and moved
up to their next respective belts.  Katie is now an ORANGE belt.  She was a yellow belt but I don't know what all those stripes represent.

Congratulations Katie!

After she was finished we all went back to Christies Beach and had something to eat at McDonalds.  Maccas is not our usual place to eat at, but it was too late for anything else to be open, other than the fast food outlets.


  1. Congratulations to your Katie. It must have been quite impressive to watch her doing her grading. Your weather is opposite ours. In a couple of months, our summer will begin to fade into autumn. Come December, I'll be hoping and praying for an early Spring. Ah well, at least the weather now is pretty nice. You have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.

    1. You talk about your nice warm days and the sunshine and I am a tad bit jealous. The older I get the more I feel the yesterday it was so cold we turned our heating up to 27C ....around 80F.

      I don't mind the rain, it is just the wind and cold that I detest. I am counting the days until Spring. With yesterday being our shortest day of the year did that mean it was your longest day?

      Keep enjoying your lovely warm weather, it will turn cold before you know it the way the year is slipping by.

      Judy xx