Torrens River

Monday 9 October 2017 On Monday morning we rose early with Ruby and drove to a local supermarket for picnic supplies. We continued on to the ABC where Ruby works and went inside with her to check out the office of Behind the News and meet some of the staff of this iconic Australian children’s…

Vegans & botanic gardens

Sunday 8 October 2017 On Sunday morning we stumbled on a spring fair in a community centre located in Green Street, barely a block away from where Ruby and Rob were living. A cheerful gathering had convened there on a sunny morning to show off the shiny new facilities and the community garden. This consisted…

Barossa Valley

Saturday 7 October 2017 I rose early in Angel’s AirBnB and found some ground coffee in the fridge. By the time the caffeine was coursing through my veins, Ruby, Rob and Susie emerged from their beds. Our host kindly gave us all a lift into town where we searched for a suitable breakfast. The café…

Morialta Park to Tanunda

Friday 6 October 2017 Friday began with a few obligatory rounds of Bananagrams. We then set out in Ruby’s pink Toyota (Floyd) to Morialta Conservation Park, which is located about 10 km North of Adelaide. On the way into the park we passed a children’s adventure playground which had been designed by the children of…

Adelaide city

Thursday 5 October 2017 Rob rose and left for work in the early morning, leaving Susie, Ruby and I to contemplate the prospect of a cooler, overcast day with light showers. I resigned myself to the likelihood that this was going to be a day of shopping. Ruby held out the option that I could…

Henley Beach & Brompton

Wednesday 4 October 2017 The following morning I slept in until 8:30 a.m. Perhaps my immune system was working overtime. Irrespective, I was relieved to be free of any symptoms of a head cold. When Ruby and Susie finally emerged into the daylight we set out for a cafe nearby called The Pixie and the…

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Tuesday 3 October 2017 On our taxi ride to Kingsford-Smith airport, the driver treated us to the usual complaints about how close we live to the airport and how this undermined his livelihood. The whingeing is a small price to pay for cheap fares. The real challenge lay ahead, on the Tigerair Flight from Sydney…

Adelaide

17 August—18 August 2002 We pulled into Adelaide as planned, but found ourselves once again without a detailed map of the city.  It was easy enough to find the suburb of Hilton, but we also needed to find the right street.  We rolled the dice and started traipsing the small suburb.  We asked a man…