TO has been tutoring a workmate who is studying nursing by ‘distance education’. When asked how much she wants, TO gave the usual reply of “Produce? Do you have a veggie garden? A lemon tree?”
A & S have a holiday house at Sorrento they kindly offered for a few days as payment. It’s a very old holiday house, with some very old 1930’s vintage family furniture.
The beds and linen are top notch though, and S very kindly removed one of the top bunks from the 2nd bedroom so Aunty could get in and out of bed.
The house also has lots of good stuff in it including dishwasher, free wi fi, good cutlery and crockery, microwave and LED TVs complete with pay TV, games, and 3D blue-ray or whatever it is.
Like most younger generation type people, S just assumed we could follow the menus on the TV. Yeah, right.
Just as well we like reading.
For the price and the location, despite some hiccups, this house is a bargain to hire.
The dogs LURVE the massive block the house is on. Ooh, the smells! Naturally it took a nano-second for Maude to locate half a sausage someone had thrown under a shrub. Sausages being what they are – whatever they are – I don’t blame them for tossing it under a shrub.
Once inside D’Arcy was further chuffed to learn this house has a whole heap of new places where he could put a tennis ball, so that TO would join in the game by writhing on the floor trying to retrieve the ball with a broom handle.
Then the doggies settled down on the couch in their doggy sleeping bags – rather warm and comfy they thought. [Free with a bag of Hills Science Diet is the part that appealed to me.]
I’ve bought a spiffy new camera for about 80 bucks, and thought I’d catch a shot of two dogs looking comfy. The camera has a special symbol that appears if the camera is moving. This is overkill. After a million tries at taking a non-blurry photo and concluding the symbol just states the obvious I asked TO take a shot at taking a shot which is at least viewable, though by this time the dogs had decided to spoil the composition by moving around.
Yesterday arve we went to the Atheneum, a theatre so old it was originally built as an entertainment hall. This being Sorrento, the interior has been tastefully converted to a cinema without destroying too many of the original features in the building.
“and if we all lived together”, is a great French movie about old fossils deciding to live together.
At the end of the movie Aunty had her usual battle to climb out of the theatre seat. Continuing one theme of the movie, TO said in her booming stage voice “You need some Viagra to get up, old girl?” Quick as a flash Aunty replied “Can’t you see my knee is already too stiff?”
While we were out we heard that Muslim extremists had taken over a Hungry Jacks store in Sydney. Apparently the burqa’s are better at Hungry Jacks.
The two old aged pensioners piked early while I connected to the wi fi to look at blogs and comments. After about ten minutes the signal disappeared. When I started to get cold a short while later I realised a fuse must have blown and the heaters were off. Gave up and went to bed.
Hmmm, a new smart meter, which I assume was the reason the internet signal had dropped out. This morning TO took a while to work out how to get the meter going again. Naturally the hot water service is electric.
Australia has the longest rabbit proof and dog proof fences in the world, but sure enough after their brekky and bathroom routine, D & M managed to make their way to the other side of the gate, where they waited patiently for TO to rescue them.
The dogs had a wonderful time this morning on one of the dog-off-leash spots along the beach, D’Arcy falling off a rock and discovering he could swim.
Now we’re off to an op-shop to look for book bargains.