Sunday 20th August 2017, Caboolture.
We did arrive back home on Tuesday 1st, and have things backfired. We were looking forward to the better weather and since we have been home we have both been crook with the flu. We must have picked something up before arriving home, like in Melbourne or on the flight home, and it hatched a couple of days later and we have been suffering ever since. I am now just about over it, but Linda also picked up an ear infection along with it, so she is quite deaf at the moment, even more so than she normally is. The weather has been much better though, even some nights are a little cool, but at least when the sun comes up it warms up, even enough to wear my shorts lately. Everything else since being back has been the usual things with no changes.
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!
Friday 30th June 2017, Caboolture.
Relaxing back into a normal routine back home. We have been busy organising what will be family time month of July. Narrelle is coming up with her kids on Sunday for a week, it will be good to see them again, and we are going down to Melbourne two weeks later for a couple of weeks. It is eldest granddaughter’s, Elle-Rose’s, 18th birthday, and we would not be allowed to miss that, we wouldn’t want to miss it either. Relaxing wasn’t quite the right wording as we are both a little busy preparing for Narrelle’s visit, not that we have to do much, but the house is organised for only two at present.