Saturday, March 05, 2005

A Day of a Lot More Driving About

Mutterings continued.

Took Dad down to Rockingham to visit his sister. Unfortunately she didn't know him, and didn't want to know him so we left soon after. The nursing home looks like a tourist resort - just as soul-less and sterile. It's brand new and has wings called Retreat and Vista; the rooms are 'suites' and there's no signage out the front to tell you what it is. I was told by the receptionist yesterday that there are fountains in front of the entrance - that's the only way I knew I was in the right place.

Then it was home to Dad's for HJ's and then on to Roleystone to visit the Bro and sis-in-law. Back to Dad's to drop him off, a side trip to the Gosnells Markets, a couple of op shops and a department store for more fake flowers and home.

Sometimes it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. This from the Christian Science Monitor, of all people, on Prince Charles's visit to Oz: "Many people have been ringing to say that they have been closet republicans so far, or that they thought that they did not care enough about it. But now with the prospect of being face-to-face with their possible future king who they feel no affinity for, they realize that they want to become full members of the ARM," says Allison Henry, national director of the Australian Republican Movement, which currently has about 4,000 members. "So this visit by the prince has really done us a favor."

It's been raining today, which is nice. Not a lot but enough to keep the temp down. It was 22c at midday, which is quite respectable.

Just done a spellcheck on the foregoing and it seems Blogger doesn't recognise the word "Christian". Hmmm.....


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