Day 144 of retirement

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Hi All

Monday 30nd October:

Guy is very excited today as Jordan, Jo, Dave, Zali and Aria all arrive from interstate. We headed to the airport at 5:00pm ready to meet them all at Adelaide airport.

All people and luggage arrived safely so we made our way back to Port Willunga as they are staying for several weeks.

Tuesday 31st October:

Leisurely day hanging at the beach even though it was a little cold and windy. Two trips to the shops to cater for all seven of us. Not sure where all the food goes as it just disappears right before your eyes.

Wednesday 1st November:

Off to Hahndorf (German town) for our day visit. We had toasted sauerkraut sandwiches for lunch (Yum) and also found the FruChocs shop. (Bought & ate lots….). Mmmmmmm FruChocs.

On the way home we took the long way past the Adelaide Central Market for some Asian supplies to make “sticky rice” a real Pilipino delicacy. And it was worth it.

Thursday 2nd November:

Went for a drive back to Victor Harbor today with the gang. We all piled onto the horse drawn carriage for the trip to Granite Island. After a light lunch on the island it was back on the carriage for the trip to the mainland.

Jo, Dave and the kids stayed on while Jordan, Guy and I headed back to Port Willunga as we three have come down with a case of the flu. A stop at the Chemist to stock up on Codral and back to the house to rest up. Guy had a rough time and eventually threw up her dinner. But she did feel MUCH better afterwards.

Friday 3rd November:

Up “early” (7:00am) and off to Adelaide airport to drop Jordan off for his return to Sydney as he has to work this weekend. Sad to see him go but had a great time with us all at Port Willunga.

On the way home we stopped over at the Central Market to get supplies for tomorrow’s feast. We are doing a Filipino food day for everybody (17 of us all). A busy afternoon spent preparing most of the food.

Of course an afternoon siesta was snuck in for good measure.

Saturday 4th November:

Another family gathering today. It was great to have Dave, Jo, Zali and Aria here along with the Kloeden clan. An afternoon of food, drink and chat was had by all.

Sunday 5th November:

A plumbing blockage greeted us this morning. After Brian and I tracked down the blockage we managed to get the system flowing once again, saving a weekend plumbing callout.

A quiet day as Guy has the flu and has lost her voice. Sandy and Brian took Zali to the beach while Jo, Dave and Aria went for a drive to the city. Guy and I managed to get our afternoon siesta (my flu is on the mend).

Monday 6th November:

Quiet day hanging round the beachhouse as we all recover from the flu. A walk to the beach with Aria in the pram was the order of the day. It was windy and cold at the beach so didn’t stay long.

Good old fish and chips from Jimmies for dinner.

Tuesday 7th November:

Off to Rundle Mall in downtown Adelaide for lunch and look round.

The flu is still slowing us all down but we are on the mend. A nice leisurely afternoon was had by all.

Wednesday 8th November:

The kids have left us today to go sightseeing round Adelaide.

Guy and I are sorting and repacking as we are off to the Philippines and Hong Kong for 15 days leaving tomorrow morning. We are leaving our travelling gear at the beach house and will pick it all up on our return. Leaving the car in the Adelaide Airport Long Term Car Park.

Life is good.

Trevor & Guy

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