Well, we have returned from a two week trip in Victoria, and it was by no means an Instagram worthy holiday. It was full of joy and adventure, however.
The first week we spent in country Victoria, up by the Murray river, visiting our son, daughter in law and grand children. The weather was sunny almost every day, but a little cold in the mornings for those of us coming out of a WA autumn.
Rochester Town Hall in the afternoon sun
The Campaspe river.
We spent a lot of time playing with our grandchildren, of course, and enjoying family time with their mum and dad. We played all sorts of games, read stories and watched them jump on their trampoline.
MR DGS with his granddad, playing "Wake Up Pa!" in the hammock.
After having a really lovely time, we went by train back to Melbourne, intending to have some luxurious times in one of our favourite cities.
It did not exactly work out like that! My DH and I both were sick with colds, but shortly after we arrived, he came down with bronchitis, and we spent most of the days either attending medical appointments or resting in our hotel room! We both were on antibiotics by the time we got on the plane to come home.
We did manage to have one nice dinner and lunch with friends, and we saw some of the NGV art collection. We took ourselves out to a couple of lunches when it was warm enough. We ate breakfast in our room, and dinner too on a couple of occasions.
I was able to visit a couple of hidden-away fabric shops when a friend took me to see them, and came away with these nice pieces:
Fabric from Kimono House, which I am planning to make into a quilted wall hanging.
For a few days, we weren't sure we would be well enough to make it onto the plane, so when we arrived in our lovely home we were most grateful. We are still on annual leave, but taking it quietly as DH is still coughing badly, and I am in a lesser degree coughing too. The weather has turned cool and showery today, so we are quite content to do what our energy levels demand.
One good thing is that Mother's Day brought some new books and DVDs, so we should be capable of entertaining ourselves quite well at home until we are recovered properly.
I am grateful for the care we received from the medical people we turned to, when DH was sick. I am also grateful for this coming week, as I do enjoy pottering around at home. I have chicken soup in the crock pot for tonight's dinner, and bread rising near the heater in my sewing room.
In a couple of months we will be back to do some babysitting. We hope to have a better run of health on that occasion.