Saturday, February 27, 2016

She jumped

Some times life gets in the way of blogging.  And sometimes it's death.  Sadly this time it was my mother's death that took me out of the country for a while.  I can't help but think Mum would have been cross to miss out on her 90th birthday celebrations that were planned for early March.  I know I would have been.   My dad died on my brother's birthday nine years ago and it seems a very odd co-incidence that Mum died on my birthday.  

I'm glad I returned home in time to watch my 17 year old grand-daughter celebrate life by doing her first sky dive.  A wonderful reminder that life goes on, to be embraced and enjoyed.

Kitted up and ready to go

Hold on, they have to refuel the plane first

 It looks so tiny as it taxies away

She's jumped.  There she is, way up there

Finish it off with a perfect landing 

 Those smiles tell the story.

Thank you Skydive Ballistic Blondes for making the experience so wonderful for Shayde.  I think she will be back to do it again but says there are other things she wants to tick off her Bucket List first.  When did 17 year olds starting having Bucket Lists??


  1. I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. Congratulations to your granddaughter on her first jump.

  2. So sorry to hear about your mom. Applause to your granddaughter on her first sky dive. She is so brave to make that jump.

  3. I am sorry to read about you mum.

    Your granddaughter is way braver than I to make that jump. Well done to her.

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your mother but so thrilled to see how happy your grand daughter is after jumping.


  5. I can't believe they only wear a shirt it must be freezing up there. The plane looks well used.
    Sorry to hear about you mum. Another Ward less.

  6. What a way to celebrate a birthday! What a daring young woman!
    I am sorry to read about your mother. Our mothers were born in the same year.

  7. That's such a weird coincidence about the deaths of your parents. You have my condolences.

    I like blogging, but I don't let it get in the way of real life and I don't think anybody else should, either.

  8. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother.

  9. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your precious mother. Our first home is in the hearts of our parents.

    Your granddaughter is beautiful and adventurous!

  10. So sorry to hear about your Mum, Pauline!

    I remember always wanting to Hang Glide when I was a teenager. I'm not sure I'd have the courage now!

  11. Hello Pauline,

    Love and prayers from everyone here at Kainga, Chris told me about this a while ago, a bucket list at 17, that is a good thing get them out of the way before you get too nervous!

    Happy days.


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