This past summer I spent a really hot afternoon wandering the Fullerton Arboretum (in Southern California). The pathways were dusty, the air stale and sweltering, I was sweltering (and probably stale as well). I began questioning my sanity, counting down to sun stroke, until the path led to paradise… a spectacular, never-prettier, arbor. I plopped down on the bench, super glad for the shade and solitude. It took awhile before I ventured back into the sun. ~SueBee
Nice shot, too bad you had to suffer to get there! )
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FUTAB on a leisure day
Feet Up Take A Break.
Nice shot, makes us wish we were just chilling on the water somewhere ourselves!
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For some weeks I have had a very sore knee. I can no longer run (jog) and going to the gym is out of the question. I saw one of the Personal Trainers from my gym when I was on the way into the swimming pool and was basically told to go home until I had a proper diagnosis.
I am very fortunate to have a friend who is a practicing chiropractor who will always fit me into her already ridiculously busy schedule. She was unhappy with the way my pelvis was ‘balanced’ and did what she could – but I am now seeing a physio via my doctor as I am getting no better.
HOWEVER. My dear friend called by my house to check my working position as I spend a lot of time sewing and was horrified at my sewing posture. She has made several changes (which have proved difficult as bad habits are hard to break) but I still have work to do. The wonderful Claire whom I met at the Pattern Magic stretch course posted this which shows the Threads magazine article about sewing posture and also offers some less expensive solutions to problems shown (I am off to Ikea ASAP!)
Despite all the efforts to sort me out I am still very sore and walking like Methuselah at the moment. I had already booked time away from sewing to go scuba diving in Cornwall – but that is out of the question with this knee! So….. I am enjoying the unbelievably good British sunshine with my knitting and a pile of books and a wonderful view of St Michaels Mount and look forward to the opportunity to dive when I am better. It is no hardship when the view is as good as this!
It still isn’t certain that my appalling sewing posture is responsible for my knee problem – but I really recommend that you check out your position before you have any possibility of injury. My knitting is coming along well, and the books are great – I could easily get used to this lifestyle!
Sadly I will be returning to real life on Saturday ready to start work again on Monday. I only hope the sunshine lasts!
St Michaels Mount and Penlee Bay (and the offending injured knee)
Nice shot, great place to be, no doubt, and hope you are all better now!
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Relaxing on a hot afternoon is a grand personal journey in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Awww, such a cute doggie! Great shot!
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I’ve recently got back from nearly three weeks travelling Malaysia with my husband Shaun. I’d never been to Asia before so this was somewhere totally new to me and I was very excited about going. We also both really needed a holiday because we’ve had a lot going on recently- Shaun had been really busy at work, we’d just moved into our new flat and to top it off my hospital trips hadn’t been going well at all. My liver was being damaged from the medication I’d been taking and nobody realised that this was the case until I literally started turning yellow. I’m a lot better now but I was feeling fairly rough for a few weeks… clearly you don’t appreciate having a healthy liver until thats not the case!
After a 16 hour flight via Dubai we arrived in Kuala Lumpur where we started off our holiday, going around the city for a few days. Kuala Lumpur is a really interesting city- they’re trying very hard to be modern and technological up to speed with the Western world but they are building their city on jungle terrain- you’d see have huge, high rise skyscrapers surrounded by clusters of palm trees. One benefit of Kuala Lumpur’s ‘up and coming’ status is that it’s still really cheap- we stayed in a ridiculously swanky five star apartment complete with panoramic rooftap bar and infinity pool for the same price as a double room Travel lodge in London.
Beautiful shot! And we really hope this trip provided all the “cure” you needed!
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Do you remember the Blue Lagoon movie? with Brooke Shields… Well, we found a Blue Lagoon in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea! I think the pictures speak by themselves, but I just want to add that this was the most soft and fluffy sand my feet ever felt! Really!
The chairs were hanging on the rocks.
Cartoon moment! :)
Great shots, looks like a fantastic pace to visit!
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Cheryl at Cavtat seaport café.
Nice shot, great place to chill and read for a bit!
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This is me, hanging around on a hammock at a typical Khmer restaurant. Local Cambodians love the hammock. They would laze around on a hammock before and after a meal. Talking about relaxation!
Looks like a cool place to “Hang” out!
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To me this picture means pure relaxation. It was the last day of a much-needed vacation and I was lying in the shade with my feet up against a palm tree, looking out at the sea, the horizon. Around me, only sand and the ocean.
Looks very relaxing indeed!
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I went to visit friends who were working in Bangalore that year and we went to spend a weekend in the south part of Goa. It’s the “hippie” part as opposed to the north part, which is the more “party” part.
We were lucky to find a small resort with wooden beach bungalows and this is the view from mine…Although I did get the infamous delhi belly from there, I still had a fabulous time…What could be better than to wake up to the sound of the waves and be able to take a nice morning walk on the beach before breakfast!
Looking very relaxed!
Feet up, take a break, cool!