Today my parents looked after both kids for 6 hours.
SIX WHOLE HOURS! That’s almost a full working day!
So my husband and I trotted off to the engagement party of some close friends. It was lunch with all you can eat dim sum. Mmmm I ate so much chicken feet and deep fried squid.
It’s quite interesting to have dim sum with someone who is trying to avoid seafood and meat. My husband had to temporarily forego his aspiration to be vegetarian. Unless he wanted to eat spring rolls and egg tarts all afternoon. I don’t think Chinese people believe in vegetarianism.
After that, we strolled over to visit the WA Art Gallery. Then we browsed lazily through bookstores. And did a bit of window shopping in the city. It was like the good old days. No rush. No agenda. Just walking around, enjoying each other’s company. We had HOURS to kill.
Now my husband usually hates shopping. But he was trying to buy a wire for our new digital tv receiver. We walked around to EVERY SINGLE BLOODY electronic shop we came across, comparing styles, types and prices. Good lord it was like shopping with a woman!
At first I swore we wouldn’t waste the afternoon by watching the football grand final. But we walked past a TV shop which was surrounded by people with their eyes glued to an – apparently “ball-tearing” – game. So I caved in. We walked around and found ourselves a pub over-flowing with balloons, streamers, and very drunk people who were singing.
Our state team lost in the end. It was indeed a great game. Everyone in the pub was crying, hugging, singing and buying more beer. We made a quick exit. And spent the rest of the day relishing in the goodness of the weekend.