Monday 31st July 2017, Melbourne.
We are now getting ready for our return home tomorrow. Apart from the cold it has been quite a nice visit, we went to Ellies 18th birthday dinner, caught up with their family. We have stayed at Narrelle’s for the duration of our visit so we have had plenty of time with their kids. I don’t know if I am becoming acclimatised to the weather down here, being 10 degrees at the moment, because I have just completed a 4.5 Kilometre walk and didn’t think it too cold at all. I think I am going to enjoy the weather back home though. We also went and visited sister Annette on Saturday and had a good catch-up chat with her. The rest of this visit has just been a relaxing time as it has been too cold and sometimes wet to get out and do much. I would have liked to do a bit of yard work, as usual, but I now see that it is just not done this time of year. Our next visit, as known so far, will be Christmas, and we are yet to decide whether to bring the caravan down or fly and just stay for a few days only.
Wednesday 19th July 2017, Melbourne.
We are now in Melbourne, flew down yesterday, and so far, even though it is way colder than home, it does not seem to be too much of a bother. It is wet at the moment so that is what is making it also feel a bit worse, so we’ll see if it is much better when the sun decides to shine, if it does. The fact that we are inside at the moment with a big fire helps somewhat as well. We have made an arrangement with Matt to use their second car, it only means getting it from the rail station occasionally, so we do have transport when we don’t use public transport, which we will be tomorrow when we go to Port Melbourne.
Friday 14th July 2017, Caboolture.
We have had Narrelle and the kids here for the previous week, and what a treat it was to have them. Matt, son in-law, also came with them but just for a few days. He was originally going overseas for work, which is the reason Narrelle planned on coming, but he had to change his plans at the last minute for personal reasons, so he came as well. It was the first time Matt has visited and I think he appreciates now why we settled here. They all thoroughly enjoyed their visit and as I said it was such a joy to have them being so well behaved. Now it is our turn: We are going to Melbourne next week, as I said for Elly’s 18th, so we will be there in the cold weather from Tuesday for two weeks, BRRRRRR!