Just a short one as it’s getting late.
More Play-Doh (I’ve been spelling it wrong all this time, who knew!!!) this morning, followed by getting ready then heading out to Julie’s house at about midday for lunch.
It was very nice and we all had a good time, Joshua’s favourite bit seemed to be burying himself in covers on the sofa, seems to be a bit of a theme at the moment. I completely forgot to ask Olive if any of the Lucks had been involved in the first world war, like you asked. Sorry about that, If I see her again before the talk I’ll try and remember.
Tomorrow I have to set off early to go to CentreLink to update my details as their computer system has messed up my records, so I can’t register as a jobfinder, etc. Which I should probably have done ages ago anyway!
But now bed time.
Joshua, On Nana’s Sofa
It was a bank holiday today. We got up and got ready, then got in the car and drove down to Mandurah (pronounced mandra, more or less). We detoured to check out where the dolphin boat went from and then went to Janice’s house to say hello to everyone.
Joshua and Charlie (the dog) were both very excited about each others’ presence, in very different ways. Charlie was just generally very happy to see new people and so was running around and sniffing everyone, whereas Josh kept trying to run away from Charlie, which just increased the canines need to get close to him. They continued in this way for most of the visit!
Our boat trip was booked for 12 so we headed out and got there almost exactly on time. The ride lasted for about an hour and a half and we were taken all round Mandurah, which has parts a bit like Venice and other bits a bit like Sandbanks in Dorset. The sort of place you could imagine retiring to with fantastic (expensive) houses along the edges of the water, massive boats moored all over the place and lots of coffee shops. You can see some of the houses in the picture of the two dolphins below.
Deanne took some pictures on our proper camera but these ones are just from my phone and probably not super-successful. The second one is Deanne and Joshua on the boat. Josh sat on our knees for most of the trip and was pretty well behaved.
When we got back to Jan’s it was lunch time and we all ate far too much food and chatted. Of particular note (although I may be biased) was the chocolate cake Deanne had made especially for the occasion. But it was all really nice.
On the way home Joshy slept for a while in his car seat. After getting back we finally removed his dinosaur from the water, it’s a Minmi paravertebra, which is a kind of Australian ankylosaur. We’re going to take it with us tomorrow to Bob’s so he can take a look, as he was incredibly interested in what was going to happen after we put it in the water.
Dolphin Fin Win
Family Happily Dolphin Watching
Joshua was a bit grouchy today after being out so late for the fireworks last night, however he managed to hold it together for most of the time.
Aunty Rhonda and Uncle Stuart (Bob’s brother) came over for lunch, along with Julie’s friend Maria. A good time was had by all but Josh had to leave and go to sleep at about three. He probably wouldn’t have woken for tea if we hadn’t Gone in at five to get him.
A good time seemed to be had by all and it was nice having some different people to talk to, but frankly I was also tired from the fireworks so probably not at my most charming!
Deanne is dropping the young ‘un off in the morning and I’m finalising the job application before sending it off.