Thursday, 17 March 2011

Some photos of Jill and Alan's visit

At the Pinnacles

Kangaroos at Mundaring
Pub in Lancelin

Beach at Yanchep
Beach at Lancelin

Car on the beach

Jill at the Pinnacles

Jill and Alan

Jill and Alan, Jamie's mum and friend, have left this morning to go to Sydney. They had a lovely time here in Perth and managed to see and do quite a lot. The first half of their time here, it was a wee bit cooler, but the last couple of days it's 34 degrees again. They really enjoyed Fremantle and went to Perth by bus a couple of times. Last weekend we went to the Pinnacles and stayed the night in the windsurfing capital Lancelin. One of Jamie's colleagues offered her spacious holiday home which was nice, apart from the man who banged on the door at 4.15 am in the morning to ask if the barking dog was ours!
I took them one afternoon to Mathilda Bay on the river, a pretty spot and a cute dolphin came to say hello!
My second surf lesson went really well! Perfect conditions and I rode a whole wave sideways, twice!
Last week I went to see Mary Black in the Quarry. A good concert with a great atmosphere. Last night I went to see the film Black Swan in Kings Park with 3 girlfriends. Not a great movie but the setting was fab. Just lying on the grass (we hired a bean bag) sipping wine, watching the movie and some duck walking past. Tomorrow I go there again, with Jamie, to see the King's speech. The other film we saw with the girls, was The Fighter. A good film! Today Katja and I enjoyed a nice lunch with good Chardonnay. Mmm. The boys are doing well. Although Frank finds Kindy quite tough. He says he doesn't want to speak English all day and his teacher said he has trouble understanding a lot. I am convinced it will come. He's been with me the past 7 months with not much English around him, except Jamie's of course. This weekend we have  birthday party of one of Frank's friends, a birthday party of one of my friends and on Sunday we a re going on a day trip to the Pinnacles again because Mathieu (my old colleague from Oman) and Robert-Jan are here in Perth for a couple of days! Looking forward to it!