The kids were playing well together at the start the week, Eloise made sure that Lachlan did not miss out on her favourite childhood times. At least Lachlan had his hard hat on, safety first.
It is threatening to break 40°C again this week, sigh. Grandpa DAVE impressively had the shavers out preparing the “Lion” for the hot weather.
We met Grandma Nicholls back at Burnside Village for some shopping before returning back to HQ so Eloise could show off her swimming and Lachlan his dive bombing.
In the afternoon Australia’s #1 physio was at it again, this time in the Players Box at Rod Laver Arena for day one of the Australian Open. Unfortunately, we did not get to catch as much of the match as we had hoped. It looked like a great match. Unfortunately, “Nadal wins fourth set, defeats Draper 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1”.
The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year… The Australian Open starts in the middle of January and continues for two weeks coinciding with the Australia Day holiday… First held in 1905 as the Australasian championships, the Australian Open has grown to become one of the biggest sporting events in the Southern Hemisphere. Nicknamed “the happy slam”, the Australian Open is the highest attended Grand Slam event, with more than 812,000 people attending the 2020 tournament.
For dinner, Super Mum was quick to suggest Thai, she has been missing our regular Adelaide Friday Thai nights, it is a bit trickier to find in Glasgow.
The kids went to bed relatively quickly, they have done so well being pulled in all directions since landing in Australia. Eloise now makes sure that the gigantic teddy matches her in bed and is loving her new Bunnings “nighty”.
This morning, Super Mum and the kids headed to Mount Barker for the “Aunties walk” around the Laratinga Wetlands. Lachlan was in Xavier’s hiking carrier and Eloise was relaxing in the pram hooning about with Grandma Nicholls at the wheel. Eloise was exhausted after all her not walking and scored a gigantic doughnut. It was lovely to catch up with more friendly faces.
In the evening we headed towards the beach for a special Glaswegian catch up. If the kids had not been confused enough about being upside down on the other side of the world, this one was surely going to do the trick.
We had been generously invited over by the Glaswegian grandparents. On arrival we were greeted by their adventurous turtle. Turns out everything you hear about turtles and their speed is incorrect. Well certainly for this turtle at least. Mrs Turtle put on her afterburners and made an aggressive beeline straight at Liam who was not hanging around. Lachlan and Eloise were not sure about this strange creature and were quick up into arms.
Of course, when six Glaswegians get together it starts to rain. This power was even too great for the middle of an Aussie summer to contain. It was lovely for the kids to spend some time with their Glaswegian grandparents. The Lighthouse Keeper who knows all about Lachnado’s supermanoeuvrability. However, he was not aware of Lachlan’s new tricks, as he whipped off his signature 10G backflip much to Bill’s surprise.