There will always be colour

 There will always be colour

Sometimes it eludes us…but there will always be colour.

Nicole Martin

If someone had’ve mentioned the National Kite Flying Championships were on this weekend, I previously, would’ve dismissed it with a simple nod.

Here we are in Adelaide, on the Eve of the Australian Age swimming Championships, and I’m mesmerised by the sky-a picture perfect blue, splashed with a flood of colour.

My balcony, which wraps around my home for the next while, makes for the perfect viewing point. I have never seen so many Kites, soaring above sun kissed dunes and champagne seas.

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Directly below us is an ice creamery. My youngest son is currently in heaven as he attempts to find the quickest way to drill a hole through the ceiling of our apartment, shove down a pipe and connect it directly to the waffle making machine. That way, he can simply-“Suck it up, continuously”

The drive to the venue this afternoon was pleasant-endless coastline, spectacular pine trees aligning the long, wide, straight roads and blue stone cottages with little round tables and imaginary people drinking tea from a pot, very much the vogue in Adelaide. Churches adorn every corner. Some active, some transformed into residences for the local library/ Doctor/Dentist.

Athletes congregate around Aquatic Centre doors waiting to pounce on the opportunity for last chance training.

The buzz is in the air. The goosebumps have landed.

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For us, this is all new.

Tomorrow, at 11:50 am, our 13 year old will line up on the blocks to race against the strongest age-group swimmers in the country-Our hearts are with him, if not escaping from our chests.

…and then, we will watch the Kites, flying free in the breeze, as life returns to normal-for a wee while.

Happy Easter everyone, keep safe.

XN


9 thoughts on “There will always be colour

  1. Lovely story. Your kites remind me of the hot air balloons that waft overhead every year during our International Balloon Fiesta. The colors and shapes are endless and memorizing. And when framed by an azure blue sky, almost spellbinding. Wishing the young guy all the best. A breaststroker or IMer or both?

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    1. Oh hot air balloons are also beautiful, although I am yet to have the privilege of traveling in one! Have you Eric?
      My son is currently a Breaststroker, however his IM swimming is rapidly improving! We’ll see! You never know what’s around the corner, he may give it up for all I know….! Thanks for your lovely comment. I miss my dog. We had to put him in a doggy kennel for the little holiday we had away, we’re collecting him tomorrow morning-I can’t wait. Cheers Nicole

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