Sat 02/03 R collected the o/s rels from the airport at 3am. I rose at 7 to get ready for work and while R had just gone to bed, they were still up and we greeted each other. Barbeque at home for dinner. Weather hot.
Sun 03/03 Breakfast at Southgate. Buy electric plug converter. Drink at QV and some supermarket shopping. Late lunch at West Beach Pavillion, St Kilda. Dinner at La Porchetta with D & R. Weather pretty damn warm.
Mon 04/03 K & J to St Kilda. K cooked mince and dumplings for dinner. Bloody hot.
Tue 05/03 K & J to Prahran. Dinner at Palmerston Hotel. Still hot.
Wed 06/03 Day off. R at work. I take K & J to Mother's. Lunch Main Street cafe. Multiple car crashes on road home. R cooks sausages, chips and eggs. We are absolutely cooking.
Thur 07/03 K & J coach tour including river cruise and visit to Dandenongs. Dinner, tuna mornay and rice, on our own at home. Very nice. Oh the heat.
Fri 08/03 K&J shopping in Prahran. K made dinner, cold chicken and salad. The heat goes on.
Sat 09/03 R took K&J to Vic Market and QV. Dinner, Baci at Casino. Very nice. Late night. A degree short of stinking hot.
The casino was busy and it was too hot to take the tram, so we drove there. $15 carparking! We should have caught a cab. We had to park on the roof, but there are nice views. A couple of photos are taken from a terrace bar where we had a pre dinner drink.
Sun 10/03 St Kilda via Blessington Street Gardens. Lunch Iddy Biddy. Acland
Street shops, Esplanade Market. Siesta at home. Dinner, curry at D
& R's. A degree cooler today. I used to love Autumn weather.
While what was on the left was clearly bougainvillea, I had to go right up to the cream coloured blooms to check that it too was a bougainvillea. Quite showy, isn't it.
Lovely to see the lake in the Blessington Street Gardens clean and full, and with with a functioning Rain Man.
Barkly Street shop.
Overlooking Jacka Boulevard from The Esplanade.