Vickie and Gerald returned to Caulfield and I nested into a nice warm bed ready for the shopping the next day.
Simone was on an early shift and left the house around 5.a.m., and Richard leaving shortly after. They had arrived home from a weekend away to find no water - the cylinder had died while they were away and had managed to leave them a few puddles. With the Plumber unavailable for a couple of days - it was back to the old days boiling the pot on the stove for Simone and Rich going to work early for a shower.
I was up early and caught the tram to the city for a bit of retail therapy. I didnt disappoint - I managed to find a couple of pairs of shoes that were looking for a new home !
At 11.30 I met Melanie at her Art Gallery NEW WHITE GALLERY on Cnr of Little Bourke Street and Hardware Lane, Melbourne - (the free plug Melanie). What a delight - and although only a relative new venture for her I am sure with her drive and enthusiasm it will succeed. It is sooooo central, light and a great place to display art. Most of you will know Melanie is a Solicitor so this is a passion she has held for a long time to one day open a gallery.
Congratulations Melanie it is beautiful.
A view looking to back of Gallery with Melanie in the forground.
More views looking to the front of the gallery
After a little more shopping I travelled back to Moonee Ponds on the tram to my favourite shops - and yes I didnt disappoint - another pair shoes and a look around before getting a call from Simone on her way home from work - offering to pick me up and saving the walk or tram ride back to Ascot Vale.
While staying with Rich and Simone I was able to meet my new Pet Grandchild - a Cat called Wilbur ! who has joined Toshi. They are so funny to watch - and even though Wilbur hasnt been around long he has soon learnt the lay of the land - including at one stage Nan's bed.
Richard trying to watch Telly but Toshi is ready for a walk - so off Simone and Richard went heading into the cold bleak night to give him a walk around the block. Whilst my time was short as always they make me most welcome and I look forward to catching up again in a couple of weeks when Richard turns 40. I hadnt seen Richard and Simone for 6 months which is the longest time we have ever gone without seeing one another. The Footy has kept him a frequent flyer over the last couple of years since he moved to Melbourne - but no more ! he's retired! -