Woke up early and headed on down to South Lake Union to meet Luann for a run. She texted in sick or tired. I parked and ran over to the Wooden Boat Center and looked for the Strava Ghost Race-Seattle starting point.

Found it and took off. I ran up the west side of Lake Union under the Aurora and Fremont Bridges. Then found the turnaround point up by the lumber yard. Got back to the Seattle Wooden Boat Center to finish the Strava Run.

I continued on up Eastlake and then back to where I had parked to finish a 6 mile run overall.

I headed back up the 5 and off at Northgate. Headed on over to Home Depot. Bought 24 paving stones, 2 fence lights and 2 1X$s to finish the fence.

Stopped into Starbucks for my breakfast and a tea. Sat there relaxing for a good bit of time watching people take on their day.

Headed home and unloaded all the pavers and wood. I dug out the grass and got the soil half ready for the paver install. Put them in temporary as the rain poured down. I installed the wood on the fence and the light on the entry. Talked with Chris and she was loving our lights on the fence. I was so thankful for her compliments. Carmen stopped by later on.

I made he dinner for us when Natasha arrived home. We watched a bit of a movie on the telly while dessert went in.

Now a nap might be fun.


Up and at them. Passed away some time and then headed on down to Greenlake to meet Luann. We ran the lake and zoo for the 5 miler.


Passed away the day doing odds and ends. I don’t remember now. Oh put up lights in the back deck. Did a bit pf laundry. brought up chairs from downstairs. I did go to Costco for items and met Natasha for lunch. We went and had Teriyaki up by her office.

Natasha arrived home and we headed on downtown. Parked and walked over looking for a spot to eat. Went to the New York City Deli and Market on 7th for dinner.

After that we went into the Paramount to see Aladdin The Musical.

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It was a good one. Better than I had expected even.



Woke up rested.

Got up and had the breakkie.

I headed on out later on and installed the lights onto the fence. Then headed on over to Lowe’s and bought the wood for the entryway and the stairs in the fence.

Came home and had a cuppa. I built the stairs and deck in the following hours. I had to go back too Lowe’s to get some more wood to finish. Got it done and headed out to Greenlake. I met up with Aaron and we ran seven miles throughout the park. It was really good to see him and a great run.

Back home I went and picked up Natasha. We went over to Tengu Sushi for dinner. Then back home for dessert. We watched a movie called Leaving DC.

While it as just alright, it was actually well done and kept your interest all the way to the end.

Now maybe an nap.

Woke up after a grand nap.

Had the breakkie. Headed on down to the lake to meet Luann for our run. We ran 5 miles around the lake and zoo. Had a great chat with her and got to know her better even.

Headed up to Home Depot and bought some fence stain. Had the lad shake it up for me. I went to the bank on the way home and deposited a check.

At home I had another cuppa then I paid some bills in France. Did a load of laundry. I went outside and started to stain the fence. Chris came by for a chat. She was in great form and we had a grand chat. I continued on the fence again and then Got a call from Bridget. She came by for the cup of tea and chat. Glee. This made me smile.

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After she went on her way I went back to the fence. Had a visit from Jim and then Janet after that. I got a mediocre first coat onto the fence which made me happy as the rain is coming in tomorrow and probably won’t stop until April next year.  

Came inside and tidied up the trip stuff and the like. Chatted with Realta and Aine on the Facetime. Natasha arrived home and I put on the dinner for us. Followed by dessert. We watch a bit of a movie on the Amazon but it was shite.

Now what?

Woke up in good form. Had the cuppa and I headed out for a run. I ran up to the path and then east on 59th St. I continued out over the 59th St Bridge to Queens. I ran a couple of blocks there and then headed back across the bridge to the city. Continues south on 2nd Ave to 38th St. Then west towards the apartment. I ran a few extra blocks to make it a 9 mile run.

Packed the bags, showered and tidied up the apartment before we left. Dropped the keys back across the road to Jennifer and she let us store our bags there.

We walked up and into Smith’s Bar for breakfast and it was fabulous. We then headed down to Regal on 42nd St to see the movie The Foreigner.

The movie was good.

When we were done we went back to get our bags. Jennifer thanked us for leaving the apartment in great shape. She said “looks like no one stayed there”

We got the E train and the Sky Train back to JFK. Went through security and headed for dinner. We went to Pasta Fresh and ate like champs. Dessert from the newspaper shop. We waited at the gate for our boarding call.

We got on the plane and took off a while later on the A321 operated by Blue Jet. On board I watched The House.

It was alright

Next up I watched Mistress America.

This was better.

Then I watched The Judge.

Had seen this one before and it was good.

We landed soon after these and off home.

Woke up after another good nights sleep. For some reason I seem to get an extra hour in NYC.

Had the cuppa as usual. Then walked Natasha to Starbucks before I went out for a run. I ran up and around the park and back then east to 5th and back for home. Met Natasha walking up towards Times Square. I ended my run here at 10 miles.

We walked up to get tickets for Cats and Waitress. I changed shirts outside the Edison Hotel since my original one was wet with sweat. We walked up to the park and then up the west side. Went over to Andy’s deli on Amsterdam and 74th to get picnic supplies. We headed back to the park next. Natasha took my photo at Strawberry Fields to mark the 30 years since I first went there.

We walked on through the park then and sat on a bench in the Ramble and enjoyed our veggie sandwiches, drinks and desserts from Andy’s which cost less than $20 still for the lot. I must remember that. Once we were done we walked on through the park and down through town to 52nd. Then headed west and into Starbucks for drinks and a brownie.

After time had passed we walked over to the Neil Simon Theatre to see Cats the Musical.
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We took our seats five rows back from the stage and the show began. This is my favorite show of all time still I love the revamped version of it. We saw it last year here as well. My heart was pounding and legs tapping all the way through the show. Fecking brilliant. Left there in a great mood and chatting away to me wifey. Headed home for a wee bit.

We walked up and went in to the Dim Sum Palace for dinner. It was grand. We walked on over to Times Square for a while and then went into the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to see Waitress. They wanted like $12 for a wee bit of pie in a jar so we didn’t go for that.

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The play started and it kept momentum all the way through. It was a good story about life and what it can be like in love and happiness. I liked the reality of it.

We stopped into Junior’s for cheesecake on the way home. We ate it before we went to bed.


Woke up after a grand sleep.
Had a cuppa and then headed on out for a run. I ran down the Highline and then across to Riverside Park at the end of it. Continued down the waterfront and did a u-turn at Albany Street. Then back up the way I came down and ended up making up a 9 mile run.

Showered ad headed back out again. I walked the 2.5 miles down to meet my friend Cait at Zuker Bakery on E9th St. We arrived right at the same time.

We sat, drank tea and buns served by Luke for about two hours. We had a great chat and catchup. The time went by well and we will cross paths in the future again god willing.

We went over to meet her friend who may become the Night Time Mayor Of NYC. He was a lovely fellow but I had to head back to the apartment so didn’t get to spend any time with him.

I called Natasha as I walked along back towards home. She was about to get the subway back from the Guggenheim so we said bye bye and I decided to run home from there. I got a 2.25 mile run in and Natasha happened to cross paths with me. We walked home from there.

Relaxed for a minute and then we went out to Johnny’s Panini and Coffee Bar for lunch. Johnny was there and oh boy served us up two great paninis along with some Cape Cod Chips. I had the Eggplant Coponata and Natasha had the Anchovies e Mozzarella. Back to our apartment and passed away the time. 

We went out later on and walked up to Times Square. We sat out there for a grand while watching the people. Then we had a snack from Nuchas. Had veggie and dessert empanadas.

We walked on over to the 47th St Theater to see Spamilton the Musical.


We took our seats and waited. Then it began and feck it was another good one. I laughed out loud at some of it. The show ended and we left the theatre with a smile on our faces.

Stopped into The Westway Diner for the late night snack. Then waddled off home. Chatted on the Facebook for a wee bit and then lights out ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ