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
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.
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