Last week we went to Margo's restaurant at the Casino. We had a fine bit of nosh with our two for one voucher. Afterwards we sat beside the river as the city lights were starting to go on. I hope it was just the recent heavy rain that caused it, but I was appalled by the number of plastic water bottles floating down the Yarra. I reckon I saw thirty bottles in 15 minutes. Given the rip off that bottled water is, would a refundable deposit of say twenty cents put on to the cost really hurt people? You can be sure plastic bottles would be quickly and efficiently collected. It is a no brainer for me and if South Australia can do it, why can't we?
We used another two for one voucher to take Little Jo to the Melbourne Aquarium. It really is very good, but oh, the price. $33 for an adult and a child three years old $19.
Bone Doctor dropped her off here as she went to some conference thing. Poor Little Jo was a pick up while asleep and run. After the hour and a half plus trip, she was wide awake and had eaten a Vegemite sandwich, with a good bit of the Vegemite still on her face. She had mentioned recently about seeing the penguins again, so we thought it was a good idea. Honestly, she wasn't so interested in the fish, but more the experience. Half way through she wanted to go home, but then there was talk at the large walk under shark etc tank. 'Which is the most dangerous animal in the tank', was the question. Little Jo called out shark. She was wrong. It was turtles that attack the hands of the keepers so often, they wear chain mail gloves.
Around eleven o'clock, we decided it was time for elevenses. Before I could cry out, no no no, R asked Little Jo what she would like to eat as they surveyed the cases full of sandwiches and other healthy options. Little Jo spied another case and chose a large chocolate mousse. Just don't tell you mother Little Jo.
A few months ago I discovered Walker Doughnuts at the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets. They make a fine doughnut in many varieties and good coffee. It is kind of open air and a pleasant place to
Once home, some quiet time was needed. R and Little Jo lay on his bed and watched a child appropriate dvd. 'Andrew, can I have some popcorn please?' Just don't tell your mother Little Jo.
So we fed her a chocolate mousse, a doughnut and popcorn. We did give her some milk and juice to drink. We would make bad parents. Just as well her mother is strict and what we gave her really was a treat.