It was a quiet week as we enjoyed a respite from the hot weather but this week somewhat hotter so summer continues through into autumn which, in Perth, is always the case. Our eastern states cousins are also very warm whereas, at this time of year, they are usually enjoying much cooler days.
I successfully had my blood tests on Wednesday morning, after a false start the day before and, hopefully, the results should arrive in our letterbox soon. Public holiday yesterday so perhaps tomorrow. Then off to see our GP for his interpretation of them and of course to have my B12 injection.
Saturday morning we had a 'phone call from our daughter asking us up to lunch at their home the next day. Was a little warm at 29ºC but quite comfortable under their large pergola surrounded by the huge collection of frangipani in pots.
All the family were there (except grandson who works weekends) and we spent a pleasant few hours chatting about various things, including AFL football season soon to begin, the American presidential election and things in general.
K has a great idea for a quick lunch without too much work: rolls with ham, cheese and tomato which on Sunday she made up for us the way we wanted them. All so quick and just enough for lunch. Phil and I shared a dark ale and a couple of bottles of ginger beer as well. Perfect for a warm day.
Great-granddaughter, just turned 8, has discovered that great-grandma likes a neck massage. She didn't forget on Sunday. She is so gentle and it is seems to make us closer. I don't see either her or her younger sister often enough to really know them well as I did with my grandchildren but they seem to like Phil and me and I guess that is nice to know.
One wee bit of excitement was when we noticed some paper wasps hanging around some tiny decorative lights hanging under the patio roof. On further inspection it turned out that two of the little 'balloons' were full of these paper wasps. B fetched the flyspray and a couple of good bursts had the wasps either flying off quickly or dying immediately. Apparently flyspray works very quickly on them. I don't like killing things if I can possibly avoid doing so but these were a little too close for comfort and obviously were intent on building nests which would not have been a very good idea as far as humans were concerned. RIP little wasps.
I hope everyone's week is going well and will continue to do so through to the weekend.