12 of 12 March 2015

Thursday was a pretty normal work day for me. Farewell morning tea for a colleague, who I’ve worked with on and off for almost 10 years. Lots of coffee. Walk at lunch time. It got to 20 degrees in the city, so it wasn’t too bad at all. I dropped Juniordwarf off at school, and he gave me a huge hug when I was leaving because he was staying with his grandmother (she took him to the theatre) and Slabs and I had a rare night off.

1 of 12 – I love leggings. I’m putting together a collection of different colours and different patterns. These ones are new because Keshet is having a sale and I didn’t have any that went with this skirt.

Leggings!
Leggings!

2 of 12 – They have demolished the Gate 2 ramp on the Salamanca side of the Parliament Square site and are now using the new ramp they’ve built off Murray Street. They get to stop traffic, and there’s a little gate to stop pedestrians walking across the ramp entrance when the trucks are going in and out.

Parliament Square
Parliament Square

3 of 12 – I have this Exertime program on my computer that reminds me to get up and move every hour or so. Very handy for increasing my step count.

Exertime
Exertime

4 of 12 – Juniordwarf really enjoys the movie Coraline, so he borrowed the book (by Neil Gaiman) from the library. We’ve all read it now. The secret door is still on our lounge room wall so he can act it out when he wants to.

Coraline
Coraline

5 of 12 – Slabs picked up this for us to try. It was very gingery. And sweet.

Ginger beer is gingery
Ginger beer is gingery

6 of 12 – No eggs today. WTF chickens? Are you having a day off, or is there another ‘egg butty’ we don’t know about somewhere?

Um, where are the eggs?
Um, where are the eggs?

7 of 12 – Following on from the Coraline theme, we have a well in our back yard, which Juniordwarf found with his dowsing rod (yes really). He’s used the slide from his old plastic playhouse as a cover for the well, and has covered it over with dirt so that no one can find it. The chickens love to scratch in the dirt, so he has to go out every day and pile all the dirt back on top of it again. He gets very annoyed at them. He wasn’t here tonight to do it, so the cover is exposed.

The well
The well

8 of 12 – Did I mention I love leggings and Keshet had a sale? Now I have to find somewhere to put them all because they won’t fit in my drawer.

More leggings!
More leggings!

9 of 12 – Our original dinner plans got cancelled, so we had dinner at the Junction Motel. It has a nice outdoor area overlooking the main road into town, so we sat outside and had a drink before dinner. We stayed here 10 years ago when we first visited the town to buy a house after we’d decided to move back to Tasmania. 10 years!

Pre-dinner drink
Pre-dinner drink

10 of 12 – Yum!

Chicken with leek risotto
Chicken with leek risotto

11 of 12 – The Shoe Mart. A long-standing business on the main street, which is about to close its doors. I like the signs. They’re a defining part of the street.

The Shoe Mart
The Shoe Mart

12 of 12 – It feels so weird not to have Juniordwarf here. Even though he’s in bed and not up with us in the evenings, so there’s no difference in who’s in the lounge room, there’s a different vibe in the house without him here.

Not here
Not here
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