Round and about in Adelaide

There are a few hours of time zone change from UAE to here in Adelaide, not including that pesky 30 minutes of offset that South Australia has from the Eastern Coast.  What I keep forgetting, as an obvious non-Australian, is that Adelaide has to be in tune and time with the rest of SA. This taking precedence over convience for all of us poor tourists. Since I have already have had to deal with the insane 45 minutes offset of Nepal, this should be a piece of cake? Right?  Shall I mention that daylight savings time goes away tonight and I still haven’t convinced my Fitbit to adopt the current time.

Our frolic and detour today involved Port Adelaide, or at least an area near there.  I was treated to traveling memories and a view of both the house my friends had lived in as children and that of their one set of grandparents.  Talking about the history of the area was fun. Along with a stop at Sarah’s Sister for a late lunch followed by a visit to Pets & Garden convienently located a couple of doors down. 

I chatted with Stella (a macaw) along with a couple of her mates, one of whom like saying “hello” without further commentary.  I looked at fruit trees nearing the end of the season.  Remember, all you fellow Northern Hemisphere types, that it is autumn here with winter on the horizon.  This must explain those two lovely pomegranate trees just full of fruit in Helen’s front garden.  I suppose I should really think about eating something else one of these days…

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Round and about in Adelaide

  1. Alison says:

    A Parfianka pomegranate is the variety I hope to have in the not-distant future. There is nothing in the world like a truly fresh pomegranate straight off the tree. Enjoy!

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