Monday, May 26, 2008

Leaving Canberra


Today I leave for Ballina again. I have had a busy, invigorating and enjoyable stay here in the National Capital. I have dined out at excellent restaurants with Bill; attended the Russian Ballet's version of Swan Lake; visited friends; had a great dinner & night out with my old bookclub members; visited my old workplace; considered and rejected a new job offer; attended Dante's first birthday party - in three sessions!; attended the National Art Gallery to see a Monet to Turner exhibition on landscapes; met old friends for coffee and lunch - and enjoyed some quality family time with Bill, Ally, Joe and Dante. I am going home to Ballina really looking forward to that but appreciating just how much I enjoy Canberra and all it has to offer. For my last dinner tonight we dined in after lunch at the National Museum where we took some great photos of autumn in Canberra and the lake. I cooked a roast lamb with old fashioned veges and Dante ate it all. We followed up with some Margaret River chocolate and a game of scrabble. Ally won hands down so I need to practise a bit more!! Bill drove me to the airport at 6am. It was very cold and I wanted to bring him with me! Goodbye Canberra! See you on Friday Billy...

3 comments:

Allycat said...

Oh we are already missing you. Dante waited and waited for you to wake up and offer him your yoghurt. He had to make to with me feeding him which wasn't as much fun as grandma! Thank you so much for visiting us mum, it was really special to have you come stay as our guest for the first time ever! I hope there will be many more trips to come - In the meantime, I hope there will be lots of blog posts to keep me company! PS - we might need to change you time on the blog - otherwise people might think you were an insomniac!

Clairie said...

Mum I love you. Miss you too....

Thanks for posting and keeping us all up to date with what you are doing.

I hope you enjoy being home again and get some rest before I put Billy on the bus to come down and visit.

xxx

Trish said...

The Duffy blogs are great. I know Murray & I miss a lot of family happenings by choosing to spend 6 months a year over here, but your blogs drip feed me family tidbits which I soak up like sunshine. Love Sha xxx