Posted by: maureenc | July 12, 2008

Fly and be free!

Since about my sixteenth birthday,I’ve had an urge to try gliding.
For one reason or another that has never happened…………..until I realised that with my 70th birthday,my time was running out.

Today,with the help of my friend John Clayton (senior instructor at Caboolture Gliding club) I realised part of my dream………….with three flights in a Blanik glider!
Total flying time probably amounted to only 51 minutes,but John gave me control (for short times) on flights 2 and 3.

The last couple of weeks have been rather magical for me, as I attempt to apply a new direction to my life——–

I have joined a “workshop art theatre (WAT) as they prepare a comedic Review to be presented late October.

I have taken up Indoor Bowls…..and found it not as easy as I thought! 😦

Then there is Multitude……….a choir which is proving difficult, in that it’s about 30 years since I read any music…. or sung seriously;
not to mention how rusted my vocal chords have become.

Last Thursday my darling daughter and I had a “girls night out” at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast of Queensland!
That was a night….that was!! 🙂 Thankfully I dont celebrate 70th birthdays too often………….I have blistered feet to prove what a good night we enjoyed.

Somehow,I’m beginning to think that maybe my passion with fabric ,fibre and threads is on the wane,as I discover these other addictions.Who knows what the future holds……..but trust me,I’m going to enjoy the twilight years

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  1. wow Maureen you are brave !!!!!!!!
    cannot imagine you not playing with fabric and threads, even if you have other interests too.
    Margaret in sunny Queensland

  2. Yipee – Maureen B and I were crossing our fingers that you would get your glider trip. Girl (and you are just a girl) I think you are so brave – there isn’t a snowflakes chance in anything that I would do something like that…vbg.
    I’m so glad your birthday was wonderful…we were all thinking of you.
    Catherine, Ashley and the kids.

  3. Maureen it sounds fantastic – great stuff!!!


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