I was down in Adelaide for a meeting on Wednesday and it was cold, wet and miserable. Here in the north we get rain, but nothing in comparison to Adelaide, or, indeed,
the lower parts of the State. Despite the weather we had a good, productive meeting and a very interesting presentation by the Unitarian Druze Community. Dr. Klee Benveniste, of the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation was invited to make a presentation at the next meeting. Dr. Klee declined since the next meeting will be on the 8th October, which is the beginning of Sukkot – a very busy time for all families within the community. She did, however, agree to make a presentation at the first meeting of the new year.
My son was part of a tour through Spain and Morocco and in their itinerary was a visit to Casablanca. Also they were to have lunch at “Ricks” but they arrived there during Ramadan and all places were closed – actually the Western Owned places were not, so they had to go to McDonalds. Halfway around the world and he has lunch at Maccas :o) Anyway, he’s out of Morocco and I believe he is in Lisbon for the next two days – Salamanca, Fatima, Madrid and that’s the end of the tour. He then heads off to Rome and a tour of Italy. After Italy, Berlin, then Munich and a tour of Bavaria. He’s a busy wee boy :o)
When the weather permits we are still working on the clearing of the growth at the other house. It’s a mess. I think the owner had plans to look after things and control them because we have discovered steel supports and training wires, which, do not do a lot of good to the brush cutters. We’ve had to go in there with bolt cutters and try to take down the wire we can reach/ At the moment, because of the weather, not a lot is being done/ We probably wont get a lot done this week either. I haven’t got much done in the garden either, which, by the way, has become weed infested with all the inclement weather we have had of late. Also it has been very cold and damp into the bargain.
Had an email from John in Rome and he says that he is not impressed. The hotel is good and he is only about five minutes walk from the city center and fifteen minutes from the Vatican. He says that everything is depressed and unkempt looking and the famous Trevi Fountain is covered in scaffolding. The poor quality of the water has caused a fair amount of damage. He believes that Casablanca in Morocco was much nicer looking – and cleaner. Tomorrow he starts his tour and he will be in Rome, North Italy and Austria. Me?? I’ll just be glad to have him back home safe and sound.
The man is sleeping a lot but I believe he is comfortable enough and the three inches of foam is helping. When he is awake he is very lively and active and he eats like a horse. Although, he is still OCD with his
wandering around my legs three times before he eats. I also find that the little platform I made for his food dish is helping – not having to bend down so much and I still hand feed him his stick treat, which I break up into little pieces for him. I know, I’m a sook :o)
I couldn’t take a video of the rain and the raindrops don’t really show up in a photograph, but at least you can see the effects of the rain, so that should help to remind you (CDL) of what rain looks like. All of these photographs – and a bunch more – were taken during my recent visit to Adelaide. You have no idea the looks I got doing this – I mean who else but an idiot will walk out of shelter to take photographs of rain and wet streets. Oh wait – he must be one of those country bumpkins from up north!!! Although, this particular country bumpkin spent half his life growing up in a city that was older. bigger, bussier than Adelaide but there you are, that’s in the past. But take heart, in a few short months, you will be into your Fall and we will be heading towards our summer and temperatures of 100 plus.