Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The next day

Now that I have recovered somewhat from the trip home yesterday, I'll try to write something more positive. No decision has been made about the car yet, a friend is going to loan me a vehicle, he is too old to drive any more and was going to sell it, but in the meantime I can use it.
I could actually manage quite well without a car here where I live, the Doctor, hospital and shops, are within walking distance, unless you are trying to get the weeks groceries home, and there is always someone who is willing to take me if I have something urgent to do.

Walter is leaving on friday, to go to visit a friend from here, who now lives at Murchison, a small settlement about 650kms north of Perth, if you add the 300 from here to Perth it makes it a long days drive. He didn't want to go and leave me without transport, but now that I will have a car he is back to looking forward to the trip. Murchison is one of those outback places, there are only 7 buildings and it is hot, dusty and remote, Des loves it there and Walter will too, as he really dislikes the cold weather.

They have a big Polo tournament there each year, so, as that is happening next week, it is an added attraction to go at this time. Des will also take him out to MtAugustus, a monolith bigger than Urulu,which I know he will really enjoy. I was invited to go too, but with all that driving through miles of nothing, the dust and the heat, I am quite happy to be staying home, and he can tell me all about it when he returns.

I will do more civilised things, like going out for coffee with friends, taking walks along the river, stitching, and other pleasant things. I often think I am not very Australian, although the sound of our national anthem, always makes me feel proud, as I am one of a very few people who are quite happy to avoid the vast empty spaces, red dust etc., that epitomizes what Australia is. I do love the parts of Australia, that are green, cool and hilly, like around here of course, so perhaps I am not a lost cause altogether.

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Don't try so hard, the best things come when you are least expecting them.

7 comments:

JunieRose said...

Jacqui,

Glad things are looking better, since your bad experiencs returning home!

Junie

Granny said...

S'okay Jacqui, I'm not that fond of our great Mojave Desert either.

Snakes, scorpions, and other horrid things. I'll take a pass, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie J,

Just sitting at work annoyed that i have split yet annother hose in my car, and then i read your blog....realising i am not the only one!!

Cara

Merle said...

Hi Jacqui ~~ I hope Walter enjoys his trip, and that you enjoy your things.
Glad you have a car to use. Have you seen the Bible Quiz on my blog? It is
very interesting and quite a few are
finding it good. If interested, you
should look tonight, as I will post the answers tomorrow. It is fun to see how many you can get. Take care, Merle.

Meow said...

Glad you have the use of a car, and won't be stuck / stranded ... nothing worse !!!
Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

Peter said...

Hi Jacqui, hope Walter can dodge all the roo's on his trip up north, did you visit Uluru? if so don't tell me that didn't stir you or you really are a lost cause.

The Heir said...

thats tough about the car, i passed my driving test in that car... shame.
Yeah, I prefer the green and cooler places to nan, like the launceston gorge in Tasmania, that place is amazing!! But I also love the pinnacles and Uluru heaps as well, dont worry, you seem pretty aussie to me ;D
...but the national anthem should be changed to Waltzing Matilda...