It was a busy week and, once again, had a medical flavour.....surprise! surprise! On Tuesday I paid a visit to our GP for my B12 shot and Phil too as he needed to have his eyes etc., tested for this year's driver's licence renewal. It seems the powers that be have stopped having 85+ years old do driving tests. Had probably become too costly. I often wonder as we age, really age, if perhaps we should have a driving instructor put us through our paces once a year to make sure we are still conversant with all the traffic rules etc. Although my driver's licence is current I've not driven for some time as I fear my arthritic bits and pieces could cause me not to be able to react quickly enough in a crisis. I could still drive in an emergency as I keep very alert when in the car with Phil and, no, I am not a back seat driver altho' there have been been one or two occasion when I've noticed something outside his range of vision which may have helped prevent an incident. I still feel perfectly safe with him driving and always hopes he drives that well when I am not with him.
On Wednesday we paid a visit to our dermatologist (I mentioned him on Saturday) and Phil got an all clear and I had a couple of spots zapped, just in case. Nothing serious though, thank goodness.
On Thursday we had our lovely cleaning lady Jenny whiz through the house and do another wonderful job in an hour. She arrived early so we were able to have a cuppa with her before she began work. She is from Bristol in the UK and I know she misses her family. She has divorced her husband since they came to Oz and even if she wanted to return to the UK (her two children want to stay here) she couldn't as her ex has access to the children on a regular basis.
It must be dreadful to be torn between two places as so many migrants are. Jenny and her two children go home to the UK every couple of years for a lengthy holiday but she was saying on Thursday she is concerned as her parents are both about 80 and should they need her she would like to at least return to care for them at the end of their lives. Not a situation I would like to be in as it must be heartbreaking at times.
Had some good rain, especially over the weekend. but managed to get some washing done on the dry days. I prefer to line dry everything so don't have a drier so watch the weather forecasts very closely to choose the right time to do the washing. Phil generates much more washing than me but then he does more things than I do outside the house. He is good 'cos he hangs out the washing as well as bringing it in so I mustn't complain. I just can't stand long enough to hang things on the line any more and at times I feel so useless.
The Aussie Rules football team we follow had a dreadful start to the season (they were top of the premiership list last season) but have won their last 3 games and have some new players that are doing really well. Unfortunately this year 3 of their top players are out for the season with injuries with quite a number of others 'out' for a week or more with more minor injuries. The other W.A. team also won on the weekend and it's nice to see both teams get home although there are some would disagree. I can't be that one-eyed about the game.
Le Tour de France begins on 2nd July and I will watch as much as I can. Karen introduced me to it last year and we really enjoyed watching it. Phil did a tour of much of France as a young man with a friend (on a motor cycle with lots of camping) and he enjoys seeing places he had seen back then. I even watched some of the tour in Italy a few weeks back and last week some of the cycling tour in southern France and the scenery is spectacular. Actually to be really honest I do watch it as much for the scenery as anything although the cycling can be quite exciting too.
I hope everyone has had a satisfactory week and the coming week will be just as good, if not better.