Today has been a very long day. We were both up early for a Saturday as we had arranged to visit friends in Clayton Bay which is a one and a half hour drive down south. On the way we stopped at the Hallett Cove Shopping Centre for some nibbles and drinks to take with us, this was out first time at this particular shopping centre and it is actually quite nice.
Back on the road to Clayton Bay and when we arrived we parked our car near the boat ramp and ate the wraps we had bought for lunch, before our first stop at Marg and Mary’s. It was great to catch up, these ladies are very dear to us and we have not seen them for a while. They have a Scotch Terrier called Bonnie who is 17 years old, deaf and blind, but she is loved which is what counts.
Next stop was to see Jan and Harvey where we spent the afternoon and watched the Grand Final, there was also many a joke at Jan’s expense but she can give as good as she gets, it was all in fun. As we were leaving Jan suggested a quick drive around downtown Clayton to see how things have changed.
When we had the business there the lack of water helped to kill our business, now there is so much water and so much bird life, it is simply beautiful. Do I miss it, no, but I do miss the abundance of wildlife. We often had foxes or rabbits, even echidnas in our yard. Would I go back, no way.
I was very happy, along with most of Australia I think, to see the Sydney Swans defeat the Hawthorn Hawks in the AFL Grand Final. Today was what a grand final should be, it was a close game and very exciting. Congratulations to Sydney, but watch out in 2013 for the Adelaide Crows.
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