I took the week off after the 1/2 marathon to visit the family for a little R&R & to go to the local races with my sister. Her partner trains race horses as a hobby so she is quite into it & while they didn't have a horse running, we went Tuesday & Thursday & got quite dressed up. I've got a wedding to go to soon & the dress code is formal & wedding is @ 11am - do you think I could get away with day 1's frock minus the head wear - I'm thinking it's a bit too short........???
Day 1 Frockery & head wear
Day 2 Frockery & head wear
Day 1 I think I spent $16 on bets & didn't win anything, Day 2 $4 & won approximately $20 (still need to collect) so broke even. Big gambler aren't I!!!
Day 1 was warmer but wetter & windier, day 2 was colder but no rain. I spent Day 1 hanging out with my sister & her partner, then went to the pub afterwards which had a band playing so had a bit of a dance & home by 9pm (pretty good effort considering the champers started at noon)!
The second day I caught up with a few mates from high school which was an absolute hoot. Lets say there was more champers on day two & I was home comatose by 7pm!!!
Monday I chilled with a massage followed by sauna & spa, then around to Mum & Dad's for dinner. Mum got called into work, so Dad cooked for me. Anyone who knows my Dad will guess what he cooked............his fave......sausages!! They were gourmet pork & fennel & delicious!!
Wednesday Sis & I slept in & then went for a walk along the break water, went out for lunch, went & saw a movie, then I cooked dinner for them + Ma & Pa.
Friday I visited my aunt & uncle for the day until it was time to collect Tess my niece from school. We decided on what to cook for dinner, then shopped & came home & prepped. Tess loves cooking & was so excited about the upcoming season of Master Chef - what ever you think of reality TV, I'd rather she was excited about that than Neigbours LOL!!!
Got up at stupid O'Clock & drove back to Melbourne Saturday morning in the fog - it took 2 hours to clear & it wasn't until I was almost in Geelong I could see further than 1 - 3 car spaces ahead/around me! Not much fun. They'd finally opened the Hamilton Hwy so was able to go the back way. You can read why it was closed for almost a month here. Due to said fog all I saw were the half a dozen police cars & portaloo's still out the front of the house - no bomb site for me!
It was good to be home & back in my own bed - didn't sleep so well while I was away - should have taken my pillow!!! I kind of missed my life while I was away - not being in control of my food was challenging although I cooked a few times, my regular eating was well out of whack!! I missed Plumbing Boy, my darling little cat & not so strangely these days, I missed my training!!! Deary me, I've turned into one of those people LOL.