Crikey today was an exciting day. We went into the heart of
Melbourne …. You should have been there!!! My Mum doesn’t usually get out much.
She’s a bit agoraphobic. If it wasn’t for Dad, me and my two legged sisters she’d
go nowhere. Dad makes her do these road trips. She’d much rather stay at home.
She enjoys them a lot once she’s on the road but telling her about it before
hand freaks her out. Well Dad told her yesterday that we were going into
Melbourne today. I think she dreamt about it last night. She was dreading it. Crikey
it was funny! Dad had studied the map and was very confident, as Dad always is,
about finding his way. We headed off and there was a lot of traffic. Not only
cars but trams AND
at one stage trolley buses and PEOPLE
, people, people
everywhere. Fair dinkum Mum was a mess. She started shaking and then she got
all hot and sweaty. She put the air conditioner up as high as it would go and
poor Dad froze. She might have been in a trembly, sweaty mess but in some sort
of ridiculous way she was having a good time. She got all excited and started
raving on about how good everything was. Too funny!!!!! She was trying to take
photos whilst driving along. What with the dirty car windscreen, the shaking
hands and the fact that we were moving along at the time I don’t think the
photos will be any good but take them she did. She couldn’t believe the number
of people. They were like ants she reckoned. You’d think she’d never been to a
big city before. Well …. She has …. She’s been to New York for goodness
sake!!!!!!! Surely Melbourne hasn’t got more people wandering around than New
York. To listen to her today you’d have thought Melbourne was the BIGGEST
in the whole world. She also lived in Sydney for many years when my two legged
sisters were little. She’s a real nut case my Mum. Anyway it was very funny …..
Dad couldn’t stop laughing at her.
|Can you see the tram? And lots of people, aye?|
|Ugly tram wires and tracks, aye??|
|Lots of people!!!! What's that bloke in the hat trying to do?|
|Crikey this was funny. Mum said 'look at all the motor bikes. People must ride to work on them and they are ALLOWED to park on the footpath. How good is that?' Dad killed himself laughing!!!! It was a motor bike shop. Nutcase my Mum!!|
|More trams .... more people!!|
|Can you see me??|
|Whoops ... don't know how this got here. This was taken at brekky this morning. Mum and Dad get to eat. I have to be good and I am. |
We got to this really nice shopping area and
I had to stay in the car for a little bit while Mum and Dad went to look at the
shops. (They promised to bring me an icecream on their return). Apparently that was a riot too. She couldn’t
believe the shops. She goes shopping at home with my two legged sisters but
there isn’t any real good shopping at home like there is in a city. She wanted
to buy EVERYTHING!! Not for herself but for the Grandkids. She never buys
anything for herself. I think they must
have gone into every kid shop they could find and she was beside herself with
all of her finds. She does get excited my Mum.!!!! The little girls like dresses with sparkly,
arkly’s (as they call them) on them and she found heaps. They are almost
impossible to find at home.
|Crikey .... this happens a lot. Sorry but I don't know why. They are the right way up when I start. You get the idea though, aye??|
The little girls are going to be VERY happy when we
get home. The little boys prefer to buy things themselves so they will get some
money to do that instead of presents so they will be happy too. Crikey it was a
funny!! We spent most of the day wandering around Melbourne. We went for a walk
in the botanical gardens. They were very impressive and then we headed for home
and another run at dog park, dinner and
bed. I was exhausted again!! Oh! I forgot ….. I DIDN’T get my icecream as
promised …. What’s with that … THEY BROKE A PROMISE!!!!! Does that mean the
next time I promise to be good I can break MY promise. It’s off to the Dandenong ranges tomorrow
whatever that is …
Wanna run … Love, Charlie.
THEY OWE YOU AN ICE CREAM!!!ReplyDelete
SHE drove in Melbourne once--luckily the trams were on strike! Had enough with the 'no right turn' signs. Bwahaahaa! Your mum sounds like a country bumpkin...love the motorbikes parked on the footpath...
XXXOOO Bella & Roxy
The right turn things were dead scary. Those Melbournites do right hand turns from the lefthand lane. Very confusing and VERY scary!! SHE was lucky the trams were on strike. They are scary too. Mum sounds like a country bumpkin? She is so much a country bumpkin it's not funny. That motor bike on the footpath story was fair dinkum. She shouldn't be let out!!!!!Delete
OMD! R yur Mum an' my Momma da same person?!?!? Unbewiebable.ReplyDelete
Da sparkwee dwesses r SO pwetty!! Momma misses da old days when hur cood choose outfits fur hur fabouwitest niece, Sammy! Now hur r 12 an' a half (OMD. WHUT??) Hur an' hur bwofurs pwefer $$$ 'stead ob stuff. Momma misses dose olden days.
Hey, Charwie! Yur pawents owe yu sum ice cweamz, dood/bwoke!
Crikey Zaidie ..... the dresses are cute, aye?? Mum found some more the other day. I'll try and get her to take photos of them. She waited a long time for Grandkids. She didn't think she'd EVER have any but now she has 6. They are growing up fast though. Even Dad likes choosing outfits for the girls. He has good taste too. He chooses most of Mum's clothes.Delete
The longer I wait for that icecream, Zaidie, the more guilty they get. I'll probably end up with a whole bucket full of the stuff.
Fur sure, now yule get at least 2 ice creamies.ReplyDelete
Argh! All those peepoles! An' yur dad is sittin in the Wrong place in the car an all the cars and stuff are on the wrong side of the streets! Bol!
Mommy says icky too to all those peepoles evfurrywhere. She is a hermit an happy that way.
Yeah Zoe ... all those peepoles were a bit scary. They didn't care about me. Pushed me around like I wasn't even there. Hmmmmmph!!!!Delete
What do you mean the cars are on the wrong side of the road? We drive on the right side. You blokes drive on the wrong side.
I reckon you're right about the icecream. At least 2, aye??? I always forget the notify me thingoe too!!
Oops, furgot to check the notify meReplyDelete
Hey, Charwie. I see NO smoke. Whut da heck yu r tawkin' 'bout, anywayz??ReplyDelete
Crikey Zaidie .... we call ALL big cities 'the big smoke'. Don't you???? S'pose it came about in the olden days when the cities had all the smoke stacks and things. I dunno .... just something we Aussie blokes call cities.Delete
Ice Cream!? Huh!? They furgot...Grrr!ReplyDelete
Well,, sigh anyways...
And yes, I didn't smell any smoke ether, except maybe the pollution from all the traffic...
Is that what you call a big city?
Those pictures reminded growlmy of some of the cities she is familiar with...
Got a subway there? You know an underground train...
I saw you on the grass there. Trying to hide?? BOL!
My peeps do not have wee ones yet...aka grandkids...and growlmy's nieces are almost all grown up...OMD She is an ancient lady...(there were only boys at this den.)
Thanks for the grrrr Mr. JF Sir. They deserve one, aye?? Yep the big smoke is how we refer to big cities. We do have underground trains but only in the metropolitan area. Not big ones like you blokes have. We don't call 'em subways. We don't really call 'em anything. Just tunnels.Delete
Mum and Dad didn't think they'd ever have Grandkids but it did happen eventually. Boys seem to take longer to settle down than girls, aye? It will happen one day for your peeps. I love the little ones and they love me too. They can be a bit rough but they drop lots of good food on the floor. YUM!!
No, ice cream!! You poor pup! Shall I phone the SPCA for you? Those dresses are very cute! The little girl's will love them. Liked the pictures of Melbourne, and the shopping sounds wonderful. Thanks so much for taking us on your trip with you.ReplyDelete
Crikey Buddy .... would you?? No .... maybe you'd best not. They might take me away from them and I think I'm on a pretty good wicket right where I am, icecream or NO icecream.Delete
Glad your enjoying the trip .... I sure am!!
I's BOLing bout da motorcycles - hee hee! And you definitely deserve double ice creams!ReplyDelete
Thanks Whitley .... I reckon I'll get that double icecream one day soon. The motor bike story was fair dinkum Whitley .... I sometimes think my Mum lives on another planet!!Delete