So today was a bank holiday, sadly Deanne had to go in to University for a lecture this morning, but on the bright side it meant I got a day with my boy!
Our weekend has been rather crazy…Saturday was really busy (for Joshua), because of the bank holiday Joshy didn’t have gymnastics today, so he went to a make-up class on Saturday morning. Of course he also does swimming on Saturday afternoon, so by the end of the day he was absolutely bejiggered.
Sunday was Julie’s birthday, there was a family gathering at a nice café/restaurant in Fremantle for lunch, the food was great and, unusually, there was a whole load of vegetarian food on the menu (thank you Julie). Unfortunately we were too full for pudding, but we have to go back because they had the most fantastic selection of (enormous) cakes. We’ll take you there when you visit.
Today Josh and I had our final trip to Scitech before our passes run out. Josh and I got ready at the same time this morning, in that he had a bath while I showered, he dried himself off and got his clothes ready and on. He helped me pack our snacks and lunch, then we set off. We were the second people through the door so he got to choose what to do first with no competitors. We played on just about everything, and Joshy had a fantastic time doing experiments, watching puppet shows and making and testing things.
I’ve included a bunch of pictures to make up for the dearth of posts recently, however they’re more or less all from this weekend. I’ll try and remember to drop some others in the Dropbox when I get a chance.
Anyway, life seems a bit more sorted now, I need to get on with a music review so I’ll write in a couple of days when I’ve finished it.
Drawing at the Café
The Slide we Discovered at Point Walter
A Climbing Wall
Arriving at Scitech
Making a Flyer
Flying a Flyer
Have you tried clicking on the pictures I attach to these posts, it should take you to a higher resolution version, which you ought to be able to download. If you click once on the higher res’ one it should show full sized, which ought to be pretty big!
We didn’t get up as early as we wanted today, I think we were tired after yesterday. But after a few minutes of stretching and yawning we had breakfast then got in the car and drove to our new house. The day consisted of cleaning and unpacking stuff. I will take some photos but Deanne said I have to wait until we have it looking respectable so you’ll probably have to wait until we’re online in the new place before you get to see it.
We took a walk to the local shop, which we realised wasn’t all that local after a twenty minute walk there and then back again. We just wanted to grab a large bottle of Diet Coke and some Barbecue Shapes (crisps) to keep us going, however by the time we got back it was past 12 so we ate the crisps then had out Vegemite sandwiches, that I’d made before we left in the morning.
In the afternoon we took a break and headed to the local Bunnings Warehouse, which is the Aussie equivalent of B&Q. We bought some plugs, four way power adapters and a few other bits and pieces we need to get settled in properly. They had a café so we had a quick drink and shared a cookie, then Josh climbed and slid on the little play centre next to the café (inside the shop!!!) for a while before we shopped and paid.
At the end of the afternoon we were knackered, came home and had heated up pasta sauce (from a bottle) and spaghetti, because we were too tired to do anything else. While Deanne was making it (she offered) I attached an Australian plug to one of our English five way adapters, which means we don’t need to change all the plugs on the TV, video, etc. just the one on the power dongle. It was a bit of a fight, but I guess that’s what you get for buying the cheapest plugs! This means that when we get there in the morning we actually get to see if the TV/recorder will pick up the signal here.
Tomorrow we’re actually (probably) going to move in. We have packed a bunch of things into a couple of boxes, but will come back for the rest at some point soon. We’ll leave a few of Joshua’s things here for Joshy/Nana days.