We sat on that bench under the tree on the left.
We had a day out yesterday. We left just after peak hour, which didn't seem to make any difference to the traffic, drove down towards the city, turned off the freeway after about 15 minutes and sailed into a small coastal town called Scarborough. The tide had just gone out, seabirds were picking over their findings on the rocks and, under a she-oak, we sat with a cup of hot tea and enjoyed the beauty of it all. It was the highlight of the day for me.
Lunch at the boat club.
Later we had a seafood lunch at the local boat club, picked up some stationery at Officeworks and then decided to look in at the North Lakes shopping centre. As Jamie would say: "No good." We took a dozen steps into Target and I said to Hanno, "I can't stand this, let's go." We walked out into the centre again, sat down and had a drink which was quite horrible. I told Hanno the shopping centre was depressing, I didn't want to look at anything, there was nothing I wanted, I just wanted to go. And we did. He agreed. I must remember that shopping centres don't get any better and we're much better off outside than inside them.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. I'll be giving a talk at one of the local libraries on Saturday morning and spending the rest of the time working on my quilt and out in the garden with Hanno and the chooks. Take care.
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