Sunset Saturday Afternoon – 2020.



Continued from Home On A Saturday Morning 2020  pictured above.

Nothing annoys me more than when when my husband comes home and says look at these sunset photos, especially when I missed the sunset altogether, and was most likely too engrossed in my research to notice. Indeed, as far as I was concerned, yesterday was cold, overcast and best spent indoors wrapped up in my comfy dressing gown with my Ugg boots keeping my tootsies toasty warm.

Meanwhile, he was out sailing (in a wet suit) and triumphantly returned home flashing these photos at me. He knew I’d be dead jealous, but more than that there was regret. Why didn’t I carpe diem seize the day? My research on Gallipoli WWI could’ve waited and I too could’ve been immersed right inside that sunset with my own images to share (alright show off!!)

Sunset pink July 18 2020

Worse still, here I am tapping away while eating my breakfast watching the sun shining outside and who knows how long that will last on a Winter’s day and then there’s also the washing machine chugging away. School goes back on Tuesday and I’m caught in this vice between first things first getting out for my walk and getting some much needed sunshine, Or, being responsible and getting those school uniforms hung out. Of course, option B could also include getting said child to hang their own uniforms out but we all know that’s not going to be the expedient choice. I could also just dump the lot in the dryer as well. Forget the environment. I should also add that I’ve had a cold and it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been out for a walk and while I did get out for a coffee with my daughter and I raid one of the local op shops as well, that didn’t constitute actually exercise. You know the sort of exercise that equal more than a couple of steps.

Of course, if I was a Nike person, I’d just go and do it. If I left right now, the washing machine is still going. It’s a no brainer. Or, at least it would’ve been. The washing machine just beeped and like Pavlov’s dog I’m off. I’ll hang that washing on the line. I’ll go for my walk and then, later in the day, I might even go for a drive and seriously chase the sunset. It’s a lot of fun.

What are you grappling with today? Or, do you just do it. Get it down. Don’t have to think about what to do? The one thing I can be sure of is that the longer I sit here tapping away, that the day is getting away from me. That said, connecting with people especially while while we’re in iso is just as important too. Trying to make the most out of the day is complex and challenging and not just going down your check list like a robot. Yet, if you’re wanting to seize the sun on a Winter’s day either for yourself or the darn washing to dry, you need to move it. Or, in my case move myself.

Catch you later!

Best wishes,


PS These photos of the sun setting over Brisbane Waters, Gosford, NSW were taken by my husband, Geoff Newton.

11 thoughts on “Sunset Saturday Afternoon – 2020.

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    Exquisite images. Thanks for sharing the end of the day with us Northern Hemisphere mates baking in summer’s relentless heat. Only 64 days until the arrival of autumn here, but who’s counting? 🥵

  2. Rowena Post author

    I am definitely counting. My frozen fingers are looking forward to defrosting. I just hope we don’t have a repeat of last Summer’s bush fires. There’s been a lot more rain this year so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
    Best wishes,

  3. Rowena Post author

    She’s doing okay at the moment, although she’s been in and out of hospital with temperatures and infections after every treatment so far. Nothing life threatening and her morale seems better than expected but it would be wonderful if it went a bit smoother for her. Thank you so much for asking. I really appreciate it, as it also reminds me to give her a call this week.
    Hope you are doing well.
    Best wishes,

  4. pensitivity101

    Good to hear. Luckily I didn’t need chemo either time but all good here. Scar has healed brilliantly, can’t feel the join and it’s as smooth as a baby’s bum!
    Sending best wishes and positive vibes to your SIL

  5. Rowena Post author

    That’s so good your surgery has healed so well. They can do marvelous things and thank you very much for your concern about my sister-in-law. Much appreciated. Best wishes,

  6. pensitivity101

    I believe I had one of the best surgeons and glad I didn’t opt for reconstruction. I’m happy as I am, and have the Precious in her box in the cupboard for special occasions!

  7. Rowena Post author

    Did you watch the life drawing classes on TV.? I think it might have been through the BBC? They had a model who had had a mastectomy and I thought that was very encouraging both for her and the general public. It was rather reassuring.

  8. pensitivity101

    We don’t have a TV and anything on the BBC is barred from our house anyway. I remember many years ago one of their news presenters had a double mastectomy and reconstruction and she allowed them to film her progress. Treatments have improved by leaps and bounds. I had excellent treatment and was so fortunate both were detected early. We’ve already discussed if another cancer comes into the other breast and I shall tell them to make the sides match. It might sound flippant, but I have no issue with it. Health first. Take care and wishing your SIL all the best.

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