No medical news this week so I’ll start with where we finished off last week, Jervis Bay, a beautiful big calm bay about 2.5hrs south of Sydney. We had a really fun weekend away with birthday girl Suzie and Peter. We didn’t actually do an awful lot other than hang out on the deck of the holiday house, have a walk or a swim on the beach, eat loads and watch a fair bit of sport (grand finals in AFL & NRL and two rugby World Cup matches). Really the best thing was to sit in the shade of the deck and feel like you’d spent a day at the beach without worrying about sand or sunscreen. That’s not to say Rory didn’t take his sun protection seriously wearing a rash shirt (a rashie), sunscreen and a hat. He also liked hanging out under the shade of the table on the deck. And it was hot! 30s in Jervis Bay and up to 37 in Sydney.
So we thought Rory might like to experience sand for the first time but boy were we wrong! Jervis Bay is famed for its white clean sand but Colmán popped him down on it and this was the result! And no it wasn’t hot… This was later in the day when the sand was in shade and cool.
Coming back up from the beach we spotted this 1.5 metre diamond Python snake heading under our house. A local told us not to worry about it and a quick google told us it wasn’t venomous… Don’t you love Australia!
We came back up to a stinking hot Sydney on Monday and on Tuesday after Colmán got back from work we brought Rory down to the beach and Colman tried him out on the Maroubra sand… He was still a bit hesitant but I’m told enjoyed it more.
By Wednesday a very welcome cool change had come through and we were back to more normal activities. I thought he was just about to nod off at the shops and then I saw his sock being pulled off! He was gone a few minutes later though!
Rory and I have been pretty much evicted so after lunch by the local playground we thought we might as well have another new experience and try out the swings. Rory enjoyed it for a few minutes and then wanted to get off quite quickly! He enjoyed the see saw as well (where we took this selfie).
Rory just wanted me to finish off by saying Bon voyage to Neil and Noelle who fly home to Ireland on holidays today! He says to say hi to all his relos in Cork and thanks for letting Granny & Grandad stay in your apartment… He’s looking forward to seeing them next week!