I love having Tuesdays off – I guess having 6 hours to do MY STUFF on my terms is intoxicating (this isn’t to say I wouldn’t happily give them up for the Afternoon Job!).
Yesterday after struggling to get out of bed at 7.30 (a two hour sleep in for me) I dropped Imogen at school and headed straight for Subi. I was charged with the pleasurable duty of spending some money raised at the office for our friend and colleague Ken Brand, whose wife Michele is about to undergo an operation on Friday. So I bought a Romantic Picnic at Food by Christopher Hillier in Rokeby Road and then drove back home and went to my favourite bottle shop where I’ve become worryingly well known as a regular (Vintage Cellars Cottesloe) and bought some red wine. Got a great deal on some Henshke red which was already discounted and the guy threw in a wooden presentation box hence my plug!
Then I dropped in on Johanne – who goes to the Archetrek course with me – and we went through our sheets from last week. Sometimes we do these sheets in class and that makes it much easier because I find it hard to do them on my own – but it was great to go through them with Jo although we spent as much time chatting as working!
Then it was off to South Perth to pick up Mary for lunch. We met Rory’s cousin Nicki, her partner John and Rory at C Restaurant in the city. C is the revolving restaurant at the top of the AAPT tower – once called Hilite 33. It is quite upmarket although the chairs look a bit dated. The food was good – I had the fish of the day, King Snapper on a feta mash with a saffron sauce – very nice indeed. It was also nice to meet one of Rory’s cousins. I think I’ve only met one other in all the time I’ve known him. John took some photos which John I hope you will forward to me!! Can you believe I forgot my camera…
Anyway after lunch I picked up the picnic and then Imogen and we went to Ken’s house to drop them off. Michele answered the door which was so unexpected. I thought she had had the operation last week! She looked pretty well considering how unwell she is. We sat down and had a long chat. Imogen was an angel and Michele and Ken’s daughter – rollerskating champion Laura – took Imogen under her wing and showed her among other things how to tell the difference between a boy budgie and a girl budgie… boy budgies have blue skin (cere) over the top of their beaks – girls have brown. [more info on budgies] Meanwhile, Ken, Michele and I had a good gossip and chat!
As we left Imogen said “I really liked them – they were nice people – especially for strangers!” Michele is now “that nice lady”.
Then it was home – a quick dinner for Imogen – then I went off to WW – same weight again! Sigh but at least I haven’t gone up. Then Dungeons and Dragons with the boys… and Indian food – nice and lo-fat! NOT.
Tuesdays are great.