My week so far

Of course I haven’t just been watching tennis for days…………………oh wait, yes I have, hahaha. πŸ™‚

Up at the crack of dawn with multiple screens on showing every match. Today it was sadly over earlier than expected with chronic injuries proving to be the undoing of both Murray and Djokovic but that did mean that I was actually dressed before lunch for a change πŸ˜‰

It hasn’t been horribly hot up here this week so that meant I could still head outside to get a couple of miles in after the sun set in England and play stopped for the night. Saw this guy fishing when I was rolling past one of our local parks the other dayΒ fullsizeoutput_a945and of course our sunsets have been pretty gorgeous as per usual at this time of yearΒ fullsizeoutput_a946Β and even when I am glued to the big screen watching that yellow ball go back and forth for hours on end I have very talented and generous neighbors who come over with fabulously arranged flowers like this for meΒ fullsizeoutput_a944Β so I have beautiful things to look at even if I never make it as far as the deck. πŸ˜‰

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Big ship!

Thought David might seeΒ this tooΒ as he’s already back in Hong Kong again but apparently he was out hiking all morning and missed it!

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Honey of course it’s your ‘plane!


Far right, 2/3 way up – if you look closely you can tell it’s a plane πŸ˜‰


Shiny object above and to the left of the skinny tree ( just for you Chuck! 🀣)

Just because you would be flying over the house at the exact same moment as thisΒ was happening would never mean that I’d take the picture of any old ‘plane heading to Asia just so that I didn’t miss a second of the rocket launch! Hahaha……….



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Cora’s fourth Fourth!

After getting home in time to take me shopping for food for the 4th and then actually being here long enough to eat it with all of us, David has gone and Wimbledon is over for the day so I suppose there’s nothing to stop me cleaning up from yesterday now …….. that’s a blow! πŸ˜‰

It was warm and dry and sunny, the whole family were here, our dessert was red, white and blue and Uncle Colton taught Cora how to make Pop-It’s pop! πŸ™‚

Late in the evening after the rest of the crew had long since headed home we got to relax and watch 3 different firework displays from our windows – Tacoma’s to the south, Bainbridge Island’s to the north and Bremerton’s to the west.

Not a bad 4th July at all πŸ™‚


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You get 1 guess who happened to be in Hong Kong for thisΒ –

and had a room with this viewfullsizeoutput_a924 so that he didn’t even have to go outside to see the fireworks!!

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Music must have been in the air last weekend…

Because while a whole slew of us were partying to the sounds of Santana

somebody else was apparently getting her own girl band together! πŸ™‚fullsizeoutput_a8f1All this, a heatwave, some amazing sunsets,

2 SpaceX launches and a lot of tennis in the run up to Wimbledon which starts next Monday so yes, I’ve been keeping myself amused πŸ˜‰

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I cannot tell a lie…..

The second sunset of summer.

You would have got the first but what can I say, I was in Bellevue quaffing far too much chilled wine with my good buddy and we completely missed it.

Oh the high price of friendship🀣

Now that summer has officially arrived at long last we’re even getting a heatwave complete with heat alerts this weekend so rest assured that after months of complaining about the cold and the rain we’ll all be whining that it’s too hot by Sunday night 😜

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Weekend adventures

Chelsea went on her traditional family camping trip last weekend for her birthday and Anders got to join in for the first time this year πŸ™‚

While they enjoyed Deception Pass, David headed to Mt Si with Taryn & Colton for a Father’s Day weekend hike. He called to tell me they only spent an hour and 39 mins getting up there and according to Taryn Β he likes to descend even quicker πŸ˜‰

You’re right – some of us got to stay home, relax and have the newspaper all to ourselves so we were all happy Β πŸ™‚

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Wheels! πŸ‘

Yay – my chauffeur was finally in town this week so I could get out and about and do things a little farther from home 😁

That meant christening Taryn & Colton’s new downtown apartment and then going out to eat some really good Thai with them.It also meant catching a ride back over to the Eastside and hooking up with one of my partners in crime who has been off on a wild woman jaunt for the last six weeks so there were lots of adventures to listen too as we sipped our wine πŸ˜„ We had a happy hour with friends that we were able to fit in there too and amazingly enough David’s time at home coincided with a new rainfall record on the day I volunteer at the the Log House Museum so he was able to give me a lift there and back so I didn’t get soaked – phew! And yes, of course we talked Chelsea into bringing the kids over one day as well πŸ˜„Grandad holding Anders up and Grandma reading to Cora – we pull good double duty 😊

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Mystery solved!

Saw this plane overhead the other day together with a smaller one apparently taking photos of it. Wasn’t sure what the story was but as usual our fabulous West Seattle Blog came through and solved the mystery for us πŸ™‚

Thanks to Claudio for the photo of the Breitling DC-3, which you might see flying over West Seattle again today – it’s stopping at Boeing Field today during its quest to become the oldest airplane to fly around the globe.DSC_1454

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