By Tony and Verna | OWR | Thursday 16th May 2013
Mountain Musings Four
Am already exasperated at the solitude. But ever so pleased I have it.
Solitude has one pondering constantly. That’s why it’s good. I can now understand why those monks or yogi or nutters like to go up into the mountains for months, years on end, without speaking to another human being. With solitude you focus on nothing but your ponderings. Bit selfish really. But when comes a need . .. and all that.
I lasted two days. In solitude that is. But even then I cheated. I had to speak to the lady to order my latte on Monday and then again yesterday. And to do that I had to come down from the mountain. But I still kinda getit. All that self time and stuff.
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By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Tuesday 2nd April 2013
THING ONE: Queen Street Athletic Mile
Wow, our very own Helen was out there with the best rushing down Queen Street on Easter Monday. Helen took part in the revived Golden mile race organised by John Walker.
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By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Tuesday 26th March 2013
THING ONE: This Wednesday
OWR will be held at number 8 as usual.
THING TWO: 10k Summer series
Every summer the YMCA run a 10km series of runs in the Domain. The event is held every Thursday: walkers start at 5:30 and runners start at 6:00pm. (If you have an interest in this event, talk to Lay who is the organiser)
Siobhan ran the 10km event last Thursday coming 2nd in her age group. The Y have not published the results but the result Siobhan published in her head was 47.01. Read the rest of this entry »
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Tuesday 19th March 2013
Dear All. A lot has happened in the past few weeks with lots of organising and thank yous going on via e-mail. I shall therefore refrain from this, this week.
THING ONE: Venue for this Week
OWRs are invited back to number 8 this week. See you there at 5:30.
Can you please bring any “lost property” items you may have so owners and objects can reunite. Read the rest of this entry »
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Tuesday 12th March 2013
THING ONE: Venue for OWR Wednesday
Firstly thank you for the robust turn out last week. By the time Helen and Charmayne ambled up at the end of the walk/run we had at least 20 people present.
Helen O’ has very kindly offered to host OWR this week. Please go to
64 Linwood Avenue
Parking is best on Challinor Street, just across the road. It’s a CUL DE SAC
People are welcome to park in the driveway and on the grass outside 64, but parking on the road is not recommended as it really makes the road narrow and Linwood Avenue gets a lot of thru’ traffic at peak hours.
If you need to call Helen 021938703 is the best number to get her on.
THING TWO: Friday Service for Tony
Verna and family invite you to
Mt Albert War Memorial Hall
at 1.30 pm
Verna commented: Read the rest of this entry »
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Sunday 10th March 2013
Helen O’ has organised an “Office” for tonight. Details below:
An “office” will be held this evening at Didas, Jervois Road at 6pm and onward to raise a glass to our friend Tony Jackson, our Captain. For all OWR and others who feel the need, most welcome.
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Saturday 9th March 2013
It is with sadness I relay this message from Danny
On 9 March at 4.30pm my step-father of many years… practically all of my adult life…passed away very peacefully in the company of my mother having succumbed to complications related to brain cancer. Whilst many of my friends have shown love and support over the past several weeks can I please ask that Mum isn’t contacted until tomorrow at the earliest. I’d really like her to have the best opportunity for a decent night’s sleep however improbable that may be. Thank you to everyone who has provided me kind words in recent months during this difficult time.
Tony’s son Peter had this to say:
My dad, Tony Jackson, finished his final Ironman this afternoon.
Now he can have a proper rest at last.
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Wednesday 6th March 2013
06 March 2013
This message is from Danny:
Hello team. We’re happy to now invite you to visit Tony at the Mercy Hospice tomorrow between the hours of 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM.
For your consideration: Tony is in an almost constant state of sleep as he’s been battling a slight infection and the extra medication has suppressive side effects. Consequently, there will be no opportunity for conversation although we have been assured there is a firm possibility that Tony can hear and comprehend what we are saying to him.
Secondly, there will have been significant changes to Tony’s appearance as a result of his condition as well as the medication since anyone outside the family has seen him. It would be insensitive of us to not provide you with this information prior to your visit.
Any questions, contact Danny Farnham on 021 556-239.
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Tuesday 5th March 2013
THING 1: Tony
Thank you all for respecting the ‘family only’ visiting and calling request. Danny will provide me with any future updates and I shall post them as soon as humanly possible.
Just a note on Danny. He is working during the mornings, so please contact him during the afternoons or evenings by text. Read the rest of this entry »
By Webby Dick Chick | OWR | Tuesday 5th March 2013
It’s business as usual for the run this Wednesday, except that we will be running from our alternative venue – Mt Albert YMCA. Please do not go to No.8.
THINGS will be out later tonight. Fiona’s computer troubles continue, but are being resolved with the purchase of a new computer.
By Webby Dick Chick | Tony Jackson | Sunday 3rd March 2013
Tony’s condition has deteriorated over the last two days and all OWRs and other concerned friends are asked to please hold off visiting him for the next couple of days.
Thank you for your understanding.
By Emerging Talent Chick | OWR | Monday 25th February 2013
First things first, a huge thank you to Brandon for stepping into the breach last week. I very much enjoyed reading Brandon’s THINGS.
My computer is still in dry dock so today I am using a borrowed computer.
THING ONE: Change of Venue
This week OWRs will be held from the YMCA at Mt Albert. Please meet at the carpark in the front of the building at 5:30 pm.
THING TWO: Tony
If you would like to visit Tony next week he will be at Read the rest of this entry »