The week I spent away has just flown. I can’t possibly write down a blow-by-blow description now. The high point was a Saturday afternoon barbeque I organised with a small group of friends who loved me enough to drive to my holiday house (an hour from Adelaide) and come and celebrate my birthday with me. It was a very pleasant afternoon with good company, some sparkling red which I just love, some good food and some laughs. By the time the last people left about 8.30, my girlfriend and I just sat there saying nothing which is very rare for us. We were just body and head tired so retired for the night.
The low point was doing a penguin tour with Jaycee Junior and being him being told by someone else more than once to shut up. I was quite shocked that they would even consider telling a three year old to shut up. I guess she never had kids of her own, or any experience with children. If you tell them to shut up they do the exact opposite. When we left the doors were automatic things and I couldn’t shut them so that created more noise than Jaycee Junior in the first place. Then I had to chase him around in the dark while we were supposed to be looking at penguins. The other low point was getting a phone call from my mum to say my auntie had died from a heart attack (my dad’s sister) and she was only about 60. Made me sit and think about my parent’s mortality.
Overall though, we had a pretty good time. We were right across the road from the beach and we all love the beach. It was too cold for me to swim but the dog and the kid didn’t think so.
I won’t miss the extra saggy and lumpy bed but that didn’t detract from very good sleeps every night execpt last night because of a big moth beating its wings against the wall on and off throughout the night.