At the beginning of the month, I decided that The Scot and I needed to get out a bit more. We really are very happy at home, and have all we need, the garden, the books, the computers, the sewing machine, the metal lathe, the workshops etc. But I thought it would be good for our Souls to get out a bit. So I have been trying to make a Picnic Day a week (even if it is to a Patchwork Shop).
Yesterday was the 2nd one. I planned a delightful trip. But as happens the 'well made plans of mice and men' often take a tumble.
My electric can opener had broken, it was quite new and we couldn't work out why, so decided to return it. A long story, but we had to take it to Dandenong, where they offered a quote before attempting to fix it. The Scot, of course, told them he would fix it. But after out trip we took it back to Safeway, where we had purchased it, and they just changed it. Good Service.
But I digress, as this made us late in starting, I had to quickly think of Plan B. and if that didn't work - well we could always try Plan C. All it took was a Patchwork Shop in the area and that was the Plan. So instead of heading North we headed South to the beach. (I didn't find a Patchwork Shop), but we did have a lovely picnic lunch, and then headed to the water to take some photos.
The Scot pondering on the busy life he used to lead in the city .
and one man and his dog on the beach. It was such a little dog and I think it got tired so he picked it up and carried it whilst still jogging.
The only niggle of the day was Parking Tickets. It seems in Melbourne and the suburbs it is virtually impossible to park anywhere without having to purchase a ticket. Just a niggle on a perfect day.