On Monday we woke to the exciting news that Emma had not only been looking after our house, checking to see if there were any frozen burst pipes but she was also busy checking in on the kids’ ducks at Kilmardinny Loch. Thank you Emma!
Back in upside-down land, Eloise was prepared for a formal breakfast pulling up a seat between Baby and Gigantic Teddy with Mr Monkey on her lap.
Full of food, we drove back up to Mt Barker to see the Great Grandparents and help Great Grandma Nicholls feed the fish.
While in Mt Barker we checked in on Grandma Nicholls for lunch before making our way down the hill and dropping the kiddies off with Grandpa DAVE. All thanks to Australia’s #1 physio we had a couple of free tickets to the confusingly arranged Adelaide Internation 2 Tournament, back next to the glorious Adelaide Oval.
It was the first time we had been to the tennis in Adelaide at Memorial Drive for almost fifteen years. The upgrades they have completed over the past couple of years were impressive. We even had great company from Australia’s #1 physio’s father, more commonly referred to as Mr Charles.
We returned home to relieve Grandpa DAVE from his duties and count how many toddlers he had put in backwards onesies, an impressive feat. We had to refund Grandpa DAVE the money that Eloise had charged him for the honour of making her lunch. A good business model.
This morning we skulled our babyccinos and dadyccinos and went straight through the Big Apple, unlike the map may or may not show, past the “gigantic bike”, set up for the Santos Tour Down Under. Eloise was disappointed that nobody was riding it. After cutting through the traffic we arrived at Henley Beach.
Lachlan was eager for a second babyccino to really kick start the day, he has done that before. The unicorn pattern was pretty speccy on Super Mum’s hot choclate, Grandpa DAVE will have to work on that one.
It was a well-overdue catch-up with our Brisbane friends.
Of course, we could not head off without the kids checking out the beach.
Laura had the kids covered and was busy dodging shells and rocks that Lachlan was slinging left right and centre.
After a big morning running along Henley Beach, Eloise curled up with Lily and watched Kung Fu Panda.
Another day, another swim. Not sure if this is the preferred teaching practice at State Swim but Eloise managed her first unassisted lap of the pool.
The UK Space Agency is an interesting proposition, it is in a similar position as the Australian Space Agency but wrapped under a few less layers of red tape, “the first ever satellite mission launched from UK soil has ended in failure. A jumbo jet operated by the American Virgin Orbit company carried a rocket out of Newquay, Cornwall, to release it high over the Atlantic Ocean”. Also in further unrelating news “the boss of Brewdog has said he has paid out almost £500,000 to winners of the company’s misleading “solid gold” beer can promotion”.