Adelaide, Kangaroos and walkin’ the dog!

On Tuesday morning I set off for Adelaide. I was  not too far from Adelaide (less than 90klms) when my son contacted me and said that there had been a change of plans and that they were both arriving in Adelaide on Tuesday night and  heading home on Wednesday morning, so I didn’t need to come down after all.  I told him where I was and how impressed I was but I hope I shall be able to cancel  the second room at short notice. This is the hotel I use when Presbytery is in North Adelaide. I took a run out to the shopping center at Tea Tree Plaza and did some shopping for Annabell. I like TTP and am generally quite comfortable there. For  some reason I don’t like Marion Shopping Center. Can’t think why but I just don’t like it. It doesn’t seem to have a lot of character and I find it quite antiseptic. Later on in the afternoon I was at a place that has  an overload of character – The Central Market.  It’s one place I really enjoy wandering around.  Anyway, I  went to the hotel and booked in, explaining why I no longer need two rooms and why I need to cancel one. No problem. They were very understanding.  Once I booked in and put my case in the room,  I took the bus into town. I had some things I wanted for myself at Kikki.k and David Jones

For more years than I care to remember I have used a  Filofax but in recent years it has become ridiculously expensive to get inserts. I think I said before that I can, of course, get inserts from the

I see the moon, the moon sees me!!

UK and the USA  but the cost of shipping/postage is greater than the cost of the inserts.  Yes I can download but my printer cannot not cope with the size and I am not about to buy a printer that can so I can use it once a year. Anyway, there are several printing shops in Adelaide so at the last meeting of the year ( late November early December) I can download, save to a USB and have the inserts printed off for less than $10. For years it was so simple and there were two Filofax outlets in Rundle Mall, Adelaide –  Borders and David Jones. Borders has gone and David Jones don’t really stock much now.

It’s been ages since Benji and I were down at the wetlands. It’s really been too hot  and  sadly there is only a limited amount of shade there. This whole week the temperature will be around the mid 30c mark and still too hot to take him onto the concrete paths at the wetlands for any length of time. Interestingly, there is no shade at the Wetlands Kiosk. Not long after it opened I took Benji for a walk then stopped off for a coffee for me and a small Ice Cream for Benji. The cost was over what I anticipated which I thought was a bit much. I have not been back since. I also notice that it is closed for a number of days during the week, so perhaps it is not doing as well as was expected. Personally, I think the lack of shade might have something to do with that.  The forecast for next week is  for cooler temperatures, so perhaps we can get back down to afternoons at the lighthouse and the wetlands.

In the early evening.

This morning on my walk with Benji, the place was covered in Kangaroos – they were everywhere. Not just the odd one or two as normal, but mobs of them. Why no photographs – it’s 6am and it’s dark. In the early evening, I go around the park/ play area: I no longer go through it. There are quite a few Kangaroos there in the evening and I find that even although Benji is under control and does not offer a threat – he doesn’t even bark at them – they still take off when they see the dog, and that’s my problem. There is bushland across from the park and that’s where they make for, but it means crossing a road and they would just take off without  any concern for traffic. Hitting a Kangaroo is not  good –  it kills the Kangaroo, but  the car would be a write off and  depending on the angle of the hit – the driver could be too. So, I go around the park and leave them be – it’s safer that way

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9 thoughts on “Adelaide, Kangaroos and walkin’ the dog!

  1. What a beautiful super moon image. There are too many tall trees around my house to capture it but always love seeing those who are fortunate to ‘seize the moment.’ Well done!

    Bless you for thinking of the consequences for the kangaroos. Too often people don’t realize unintended actions can cause serious problems. Have a terrific weekend. Ear rubs for sweet Benji.

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    1. Thank you. Not a bad photograph for a mobile (cell) phone.The longer our drought lasts the more kangaroos we will probably see around this part of town. —- Benji thanks you…

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      1. Always nice to see great cell phone images. No need to carry a heavy camera bag when you almost always carry a phone in your pocket. Technology can be a positive thing at times. Here’s hoping the Roos, you and Benji have a lovely weekend.

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  2. I love the roos and it is hard for asad the european girl to imagine that they life wild in your country… but you are right they can be a danger for traffic… we had just one what escaped from a zoo but it caused a lot of damaged cars, because the people who saw it where so surprised that they did photos and videos and drove into road ditches and trees ;O)))

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  3. I’ve lived near TTP and now live near Marion Shopping Centre and I much prefer Marion. Not sure why. TTP feels more like an old rabbit warren to me. Maybe that’s just because I associate it with my childhood.
    Glad the hotel was easy with the change in plans!

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    1. I did reply to this but it seems to have got lost – that happens here Anyway, some years ago when Annabell was very ill she was flown to Adelaide – “Old Rabbit Warren” was the exact term I used to describe the Royal Adelaide Hospital :o)

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