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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..13 October 2013

Another weekend gone but it has been a very pleasant weekend. Yesterday we drove down to Clayton Bay to visit good friends Marg and Mary and Jan and Harvey. Marg made a lovely lunch  then took our Holden Cruz for a test drive as she needs a more comfortable for car for Mary who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease. After that Marion and George popped in to say hello, we have not seen them since we left Clayton Bay three years ago.

There is a horrible rumour going around town that Mary has Alzheimer’s, I can assure everyone she does not, Mary is still Mary, her mind and her wit are a sharp as ever. Both Marg and Mary have had a lot thrown at them in recent years, both are very stoic women and wonderful friends. We are extremely fond of them.

Later in the afternoon it was over to see Jan and Harvey who are busy doing up their home so they can sell up and move back to Adelaide. The house looks a treat and will be a good buy for the next owner, although I personally think they have over capitalised.

On the drive there we went through Mount Compass and Nangkita, which has to be one of the prettiest places in South Australia. If you blink on the way through you will miss Nangkita but it is very much worth keeping your eyes wide open, it is always a vivid green no matter what the time of year.

Today Brian and I had a lazy morning and then went house hunting, we found a couple of real contenders so we will just wait and see where things lead, there is no urgency, we can afford to wait. W are  keen to move on however, we have paid someone else’s mortgage for quite long enough, now we are eager to pay our own again.

I have to confess to feeling just a little selfish about this move as I have my heart set on having my racing pigeons again, and finding a house with a suitable space for them is proving to be a bit of a sticking point. We found a great house today however the back yard was completely dominated by an enormous tree which would not suit the birds.

When we arrived home I did something I have not done for quite a long time, I had a Papa nap for a couple of hours. It wasn’t until Brian woke me up that I realised he had done the same thing downstairs. Poor neighbours, both of us snoring like banshees on a Sunday afternoon.

Now for another very busy week at the office. Xmas might be coming but there is no sign of things slowing down for me, I am very much looking forward to a couple of weeks off with Brian over the Xmas and New Year period.


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