Archive for Oct 2013


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Today is the 15th of October; halfway through my favourite month. I’m not an overly superstitious person or prone to ritual, but I have preferred October to all other times of the year for as long as I can remember.  This one has been almost perfect so far: interesting people, stimulating conversations, new horizons, productive opportunities, good food, time to think, and season changes (which is saying a lot for Qatar!) have peppered the past 2 weeks + 1. I think I savour them more because every day is numbered and accounted for.  No moment goes unnoticed or wasted.  And while many of these moments are repeatable patterns, made mundane in other months, in October, they are strung together by my imagination into little gobs of joy.

Just another fabulous day in the garden with critters of various sizes.

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I tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time yesterday! Let’s just say at the end of it, SUP 1 – Kat 0. Standing up was no problem but I could NOT steer. Apparently, I forgot everything I ever learned (not much) about canoeing, j-stroke and the like, because I went around and around in a circle for about 45 minutes.  But I’m determined for a re-match in a few weeks!  I spent the morning with some great guys, had a play with my new GoPro camera, got some snorkeling in, and even saw flying fish, one of whom bounced right off the SUP!

Affirmed once again that being outside is where I am whole.

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