Another year! "Am I really THAT old?" I ask myself. Sitting in my armchair enjoying watching a DVD and doing a spot of crochet I don't feel all that old but when I get up...well that is another story.
I had a great day today. My daughter (thank you kakka) shouted us to afternoon tea at STEEL TREE in Baldivis which is only a hop, skip and a jump from our eldest granddaughter's home. Sharing this wonderful couple of hours with me were of course my daughter and Phil along with our eldest granddaughter, her two little girls and our eldest great-grandaughter too. This is Steel Tree in Baldivis who, very conveniently, have 3 ACROD parking bays right outside.
They have delicious offerings for afternoon tea there but Phil and I decided to indulge, but not too much, so both chose apple and rhubarb crumble with vanilla icecream and me, being a lover of custard also had a small jug of hot custard. They were really delicious and K gave me a taste of the hot chocolate pudding she'd had and that too was really scrumptious.
Afterwards we wandered over to an adjacent park so the girls could have a run around and then left for the journey home. As usual on the way down to Baldivis 10 of the 13 traffic lights were red but on the return journey about 9 of the 13 were green. Do you find that as well? When you are going somewhere the lights will be against you but on the homeward run when it doesn't matter, they will be mostly green!
To make the day even more special I had an email from my granddaughter and her family in Alaska, some lovely e-cards arrived in my mail box and a lot of birthday wishes from Facebook friends as well. I had a 'phone call from my son-in-law, from a friend I once worked with, and also from Richard (my late friend Judy's son with whom we have remained friendly). Richard is currently travelling around Australia and today was in Victor Harbour in South Australia where he told me the temperature was due to top 41ºC.
To really top it off Mother Nature did the right thing for me by keeping our temperature in Perth at a low 27ºC which made it a really pleasant day. (not looking so good Sunday and Monday though with forecast temps of 37ºC and 41º respectively and then continuing in the 30s for the rest of the week).
I give thanks for such a wonderful family and so many great friends, many of whom of course I've never met and yet have got to know so well.