Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lovely Summer Sunday

Today was truly a Summer's Day...we've been waiting for weather
like this for weeks, and if tomorrow it's back to cool grey skies,
no worries, because today was glorious.

After a morning of work at the clinic I rushed home to
change and head out to the ballpark to watch my favourite ball team
'Scared Hitless'
for their end of season tournament game.

I arrived there in the 5th inning of the final game for the championship

It was intense
Bottom of the 7th, they need three runs to win,
and it's my daughter Katie up to bat, one on first, one on second.
Two outs.
No pressure I tell her!

I can barely watch!

It's now two balls, two strikes!

She walks!


Now we have bases loaded.

Next up to bat.

He swings

He hits

They catch him out!

Too bad!

So, it's second place for Scared Hitless, but what game it was!

Well done gang!

To end off the day it's a round of drinks in the beer garden;
soaking up the last rays of the day.

Time to head home and prepare dinner,

Easy, peasy - Vij's Caramelized Onion, Ginger and Lamb Curry
is waiting!


Dinner on the couch with a chilled glass of Kim Crawford and my
favourite movie 'Moulin Rouge'

I love Ewan McGregor!

I can listen to him sing 'Your Song' over and over again.

After the movie finished I sat thinking about Elton John and of the times
years ago J. and I would drive down to Bournemouth in her Morris Minor
to see Elton and Bernie Taupin in concert.

He was awesome. Just him and his piano, Bernie on the drums.

No gimmicks, no props.

So pure.

I chose the Blog photo as a tribute to Elton and to say thanks
for so many wonderful songs that have so many wonderful meanings for me.

I was going to post a photo of Ewan for the blog header,
but I'll keep that for my diary. Yup ... some of us never grow up!

Here's Ewan . . . don't you just love him too!

love from Victoria


  1. I love live music. Strange, but I'd rather listen to a bad band live, than a good band on record! Those EJ days must have been magic.

  2. Wonderful memories! The best part of Elton then was his shy quality (yeah...I know, hard to imagine), but I think at the beginning of his career, he was painfully shy.
    Here's where we part company V! You know how I feel about Moulin Rouge...enough said! (I do love Ewan though!).
    p.s. please send me the curry recipe!

  3. Victoria, I think Moulin Rouge is one of my favourite movies and I am a huge Ewan fan. I could listen over and over too....and Elton is just perfect. What talent lives in that man.

    Glad you had a sunshiney day.


  4. Saw Elton John a few times, but that was years ago. He always put on a great show.

  5. Love love love sir Elton.....and.....never cook when you can eat out.


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