Come on in. The coffee machine is on and tea, coffee or hot chocolate are on offer. Perhaps in todays heat and humidity you’d prefer an iced water. Anyway come and sit by the pool, stick your feet in and cool down with whatever you’d like to drink.
Today I took BILL and SILS to Mudjimba to pick up a coffee machine that Roger wants to play with. He thinks he will be able to get it going (and he probably will) and he will replace ours which we spent a fortune repairing and then found it didn’t make great coffee anyway. After picking it up we went off to Mudjimba Beach. Today they were warning that it was dangerous to go swimming so we walked along the beach just taking in the salt spray.
Despite the sea looking calm the risks were high as many undercurrents were present. SILS told me that we had had fourteen beach drownings since January. Many of these would be overseas tourists who are unaware of the dangers posed by the sea and not being aware that they must swim between the flags to be as safe as they can be. A big mistake a lot of people make is to go in the calm water where no waves are breaking. Big mistake. This is where the wash back out to sea is at its strongest.
Yesterday we had lunch in the hinterland. A lovely day and then drove home via the Glass House Mountains. These were named by Captain Cook in 1770 because from his viewing looking in from the sea they reminded him of glass houses in England. They are in reality volcanic plugs but they make for stunning viewing when you first see them.
Apart from these two trips they have been happy catching the bus and exploring the area by push bike and walking. I have put my nose to the grindstone this week and really worked. At least 8 hours a day and sometimes more. Luckily the Australian Open tennis is on and SILS could watch it all day with just a bit of puzzling thrown in. Luckily BILL wants to see a bit of the countryside so they do get out.
With all this I haven’t done much blogging this week and I probably won’t for the next couple of weeks so my apologies if I don’t visit you as regularly as I should.
I had to laugh (probably should save it for Trent’s smile) but we could do with a smile everyday, couldn’t we. I have a toilet for Muffin which she uses when she is desperate to go. Most of the time she now goes to the garden which is some distance from the house or in the front yard but sometimes she is caught short and uses this toilet.
The other day I discovered BILL and SILS wiping their feet very carefully on the grass thinking it was there to clean their shoes before going inside. I can tell you the laugh I had was very therapeutic and I think they went off to wash their shoes.
It’s been lovely having you visit but I am heading off now to go dancing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the thunderstorm predicted doesn’t come whilst I am doing the 40 minute drive to where I am going. How is the weather where you are? I know it was -9 in Germany the other day. Brrrr!
Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee mornings. Have a good week.