Last night , as mentioned in yesterday’s entry, we travelled into Port Melbourne and met up with my mother and Bill, prior to them sailing to Tasmania. The traffic was horrendous going into town and the journey took much longer than expected but they were waiting for us at the designated spot when we did finally arrive. Both looked well and were looking forward to their two week tour of the Apple Isle. They were also quite chuffed that they had received an upgrade from a standard cabin to a luxury suite!
After they checked in at the terminal we sat and caught up on all the family news. With my family , there is always plenty going on- big family, big news! Bill took great delight in showing us their itinerary on a large wall map, situated inside the terminal and we suggested a few places where we have visited, that would be of interest to them too.We stayed until their boarding call but as the ship was not due to sail for another 90 minutes we bid them farewell and returned home. The trip home was a joy compared to the nightmarish peak traffic going in to town, which was good. We were home in little more than thirty minutes, then once home , set about making dinner and having a quiet night. I called Prue later in the evening to check how she was feeling and she was just heading for bed. She and her housemates all have this cold that seems to be going around, so it was a quiet night down there last night too.
Today, I intend to get out into the garden but as I write, dark clouds are gathering and it is very overcast.Dark clouds normally indicate rain but that is not necessarily the case here in Melbourne! Next week is again going to be very busy , so I want to get as much done as I can this week end to keep it under control.
Have a good week end 🙂