Canberra Day Thirty Seven

[Monday 17th October, 2016]

Well Monday turned out how you would expect when you’ve had a late night the night before, slow and groggy. I know, I know; shouldn’t do it. But we were invited to tea last night and were just having the best time and it got late before we knew it. Hope that Miss 4 was able to get up for kinder/kindy/whatever 4 year old 5 days/fortnight school is called here; still confused from Victorian names to ACT names. And hope Mr nearly 3 had a good nights sleep since he had been up at 5am Sunday morning and was still going strong at 9pm! It’s mornings like these that remind me to be glad that I didn’t have kids before I got sick. Getting up at outrageous hours like that? I just don’t know if I’d physically be able to break through the fog and clamber up and out of bed, let alone attend to them. I’m sure there would be ways to manage, but I can’t think of them.

Anyway, back to real life. We have guests coming for tea; I know, how social! So there are a few things to organise and mostly the day was a slow plodding ticking off my list. We only have 4 of everything to eat with, so no putting everything in the dishwasher and waiting til the dishwasher is full to put on a wash cycle; gotta do a load by hand! Probably one of my least favourite things to do, but! Then gotta figure out where the outside bins are; couldn’t find them yesterday. Turns out they’re in a garage around the side. A load of washing, curse the white bathroom floor and pick up all my brown hair, groceries and that’s about it. Oh, and driving around in circles trying to follow bogus Google directions for driving to the top of Mount Majura…my bad, turns out you can’t! But shame on you Google for making it look like I could drive through a looked gate. The map with the best directions is the one that’s misspelt…oh well, whatever works. I know where to go next time. It was mostly good fun though, I love a drive and even though it was really windy and blustery, I had fun taking photos out of the window along some nice back roads while going around and around 🙂 Oh, and another visit to the visitor centre which has THE most helpful staff ever! Definitely recommend them, they’ll get you where you want to go quicker and easier. So while I was there I checked out the national exhibition centre which was very interesting, and the view over the lake up higher is fabulous!

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A nice Thai green curry chicken with rice for dinner with yummy ice cream and an evening of laughs around our makeshift table combining our weeny table for 2 and outdoor table; hope the outdoor chairs were comfy enough! Should have offered cushions…too late! But a great night, making it a great day 🙂

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Canberra Day Thirty Six

[Sunday 16th October, 2016]

Since we’ve moved closer to the city we have a shorter drive to our morning fellowship but the drive is just as beautiful! And today is a beautiful day. Finally, people are saying, finally its spring! Lovely blue skies, warm sun, breezes; aahhh! And for more than one day at a time. A lovely group of people on a lovely day; life is pretty good.

And then lunch. Well we aren’t organised for it so eating out it is, such a shame. I mentioned Piallago to hubby a while back and he brought it up for today. Perfect. It consists of one short little road that goes off the highway into a little country nook and to my count has 7 plant nurseries, 1 moonlight limo bus, Piallago Estate and ballooning. I’d only been there during the week when it was dead quiet on the road and only a couple of cars in each nursery car park. The weekend was something else! Cars parked in every possible place that a car would park and then some! Far out! I guess that’s what you get when you combine nurseries, the weekend and a beautiful day! Anyway despite the majority of people having booked in advance, obviously knowing more than we did, we got a perfect little table mostly in the shade, out of the wind and with a great view. Luck of the walk-in customer! A great little lunch, enjoying time in the weather, chatting; spot on! Nip home for an hour’s nap, off to the mission meeting, then back to one of our new friend’s places for dinner. A lovely couple and their Miss 4 and Mister Nearly 3. We had such a fun time with the kids and with their parents. A great dinner and a lovely night. A nice lovely little day.

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