In England if not WA!
07.07.2017 23 °C
Today is Judith's first birthday since retirement and it is a really lovely day. Have a lovely day darling - here's to lots more shared retirement experiences. XXX
Also, happily, our trailer has been located and we have been busily arranging licensing, insurance and collection. We have even packed one suitcase, so progress is being made.
On the home front, the hot water boiler died, so we are enjoying refreshing, freezing, cold showers and boiling the kettle for washing up - get used to it Deacons! All being well, this will be attended to while we are away, as will redecoration of much of the house, the latter courtesy of my (Steve's) nephew. The garden is another story. The growth this year has been phenomenal (best strawberries and gooseberries ever) but unfortunately weed growth has also run away. We have a very nice gentleman, Stan, who will try to keep the jungle down to perhaps a large forest level (it's only a small garden, for heaven's sake!) by the time we return.
Packing is 'interesting' as we are going from a pleasantly warm England to a Perth winter which, yesterday, was accompanied by very heavy rain. In a few weeks we shall be back in warmer, getting hotter, climes but then when we get to Tasmania we would like to visit Cradle Mountain which, I was advised by someone recently, can be very cold and windy - looks like multiple layers either side of shorts and shirts.
We shall be saying our farewells to some of the family in the next few days then off go the grey nomads.