Thursday and Friday

Thursday was our day for heading homewards. We didn’t get up especially early as it wasn’t a long drive and we were quite enjoying being where we were. I cooked bacon and eggs, using the electric hotplate on our caravan stove. I’m always a little anxious about using the gas, although it is much easier to use for cooking as it is fully adjustable as you need it.

We made about three stops on the way to Perth, stretch stops, and a morning tea break at Bannister. They have quite a nice lounge/dining area as well as outside areas. The day was partly cloudy, but we had sunshine during that break.

Bannister Garden

The drive from Armadale to Perth wasn’t too bad, we were coming through in the middle of the day when there is least traffic. On arrival, we used the caravan movers to put the van into it’s parking space, then headed over to the Dumpling House for lunch.

In the evening we met with the choir at Cherry’s place for a meeting, with soup, bread and cake. We were not expecting many people, although it was a committee meeting, I felt it was good to consult with the wider choir as well. Maybe something to do with the offer of soup, but we had about 12 of us there, with just a few apologies. The discussion went well, with people making sure that people were heard when they had something to say. Some good ideas, and I think the issue of our choir director suddenly going off for a month in July, which had been a shock, was discussed and worked through.

We walked to Cherry’s place, but got a lift home as the rain was a bit heavy.

On Friday we decided to take things fairly easy. I did some washing, we got more of our things out of the van, and we had an afternoon nap. In the evening we went to the concert hall for the Vivaldi Gloria. It was something of a different style of concert, with the conductor of the Brandenburg Consort being much more informal than conductors usually are. We had hot food served at street level. This is the second time, but felt that it wasn’t such good value. The servings were very small, though tasty. We had a couple of small bars of chocolate to follow, one after the meal and one during the interval. We were on our bus home by 9.30 p.m.

Today (Saturday) has been the day of the big shopping expedition. We either got there before the crowds or a lot of people had already gone to the Aldi store in Belmont, but it was nice that it wasn’t too crowded. Stephen has done a crock pot meal, which we will have tonight.

All photos taken on my iPhone 6s


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