We took her to the rather grungy Centre Place to eat crepes for brunch and very nice they were. We made our way north along lanes, arcades and through department stores to Melbourne Central and I then left Little Jo and R who were going to see the movie Moana with a gift card. Did you know if there is remaining value on gift card at the movies, it can be used at the food bar. They bought popcorn to use up the balance. I went to the supermarket at QV and then came home.
Once back home, R and Little Jo went down for a swim in the pool. Play at the cricket was stopped for light rain! and Sister came back here and while I rarely have a drink before six, we had a beer each at four. Sister then wanted a glass of wine. Sister does not hold her liquor as well as her older brother and exhibited signs of being a bit squiffy. Bone Doctor and their friends stayed in town as BD had something to change in Tah Jeh and then play resumed at the cricket, so they went back.
Sister asked if they could all stay for dinner and we would have take away pizza. We agreed and wow, Bone Doctor paid for the pizza. Well she put $50 down and R did not give her any money back. The friends were pleasant company and the trio had stopped off on the way home to buy a bottle of wine. Hmmm, Little Jo and the male person of the their friends are extremely close and friendly. My goodness, everything fell into place. He must be Little Jo's biological father, the donor. It seems we had met them before and we knew he was among the crowd back then. They were also at BD's birthday party mid this year, where his wife did a terrific mime and dance to Babushka. I don't really have anyone to talk to about serious world politics, beyond Trumpet is very scary. She and I had a great conversation about Euro politics, Merkel, Germany, the Austrian election and other Euro matters. She has a great interest in Europe and is well travelled.
It was a good day, but on top of hosting Christmas Day, then attending another Christmas on Boxing Day at Ex Sis in Law's, we were very weary when they left. I don't know what we did the next day, but I am sure it wasn't much. We were also looking after Dog Jack.
Our friend is in hospital for leg ulcer treatment. We have visited him four times, otherwise, aside from the New Year's Day public holiday on Monday where we made an effort, post about that later, we haven't done too much.
Just to wrap, Fire Fighting Nephew, Middle Niece and Twin Bearing Niece all use the honorific of Uncle when speaking to us. Little Jo never has, just using our names. If Sister is not present, Little Jo refers to her by her name and while I have heard her call Bone Doctor, Mum, it is mostly her name too. R's accent rarely gives him away as being English born with a strong accent but their are a few words he says that have never been Australianised. Smorgasboard is one of them and it sounds a bit like smokersboard. Little Jo very smartly corrected his pronunciation. Given she barely touched an electronic device before the age of six, at nine she is very smart with computers. 'Auntie Andrew, your computer wall paper is very boring.' Not taking too much notice, I said, yeah, well whatever you like.