Friday morning, “Andy Murray says finishing his second-round match at the Australian Open at 4am was a “farce”. The 35-year-old’s arduous five-set win over home favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis took five hours 45 minutes”. Crazzzzy!
Not long afterwards Lachlan started the morning all guns blazing. Eloise was not ready to rock and roll so tried her best to put him back to sleep.
We started to prepare for our big party and headed to Coles to stock up. As we were wandering the aisle we noticed Scottish Tunnock’s Tea Cakes and Caramel Wafer Biscuits, there was even IRN-BRU, although it was not the real one, because you know, Australia has regulations and laws. It was all a bit pricey. Perhaps we should be in the importing game as a side hustle.
Meanwhile, Nali and Grandpa DAVE kept the kids busy with a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and garden produce harvesting.
After lunch, with the teddy bears of course, the food prep started gearing up.
This morning, after waking up Lachlan, the dads, future dads and Hazel all met at the bottom of Chambers Gully to begin the regular Saturday morning “Dad’s walk”. We had left it late and were starting to worry we would not actually get one in during our busy schedule in Adelaide. The dads were fast out the blocks, setting a cracking pace while discussing manly things.
Before we had even started to climb, there was plenty of Aussie wildlife for Lachlan to enjoy on his second-ever “Dad’s walk”. Lachlan has seen a couple of kookaburras in Glasgow, and there had been plenty of kangaroos and koalas in Cleland, but these were his first wild sightings.
Da boyz rushed home to see how the party prep was going, Eloise was putting her soul into the brownies.
Dad got an early 30th birthday present from his parents, Eloise was quick up onto his lap to help him unwrap.
We could not have picked better weather, in the afternoon we had our 64 years of Fensoms/ Welcome home/ Farewell shindig. It was lovely to see everyone again. We have missed you all so much and will miss you again!
The kids cracked out the croquet set, it was much tougher conditions than Burnside Croquet Club. Lachie’s mate was on all fours to make sure he got an accurate read of the slope.
Eloise and Lachlan were thrilled to be reunited with their second cousin and spent most of the afternoon chasing each other about. We could not separate them which was great to see. The garden games were a real hit.
Best friend and official photographer of the blog, James, did a great job capturing the day.
The beautiful Sulphur-crested cockatoo started to sing as the party was winding up. Grandpa DAVE was handing out free wheelbarrow rides while cleaning up.
Thank you all for coming, it was such a fantastic day. We were spoilt and managed a great collection of South Aussie treats. Don’t worry Glaswegians, I will try, emphasis on the try, to bring some back, no promises.