Shepparton – day 278

Jayne woke up at 5am, creeping into the lounge to watch some TV and scaring Tracey half to death when she went to get her morning coffee! I slept until 7am before joining Jayne on the sofa to watch early morning TV and the never ending stream of adverts selling everything from collapsible Tupperware boxes to exercise machines, from life insurance to emergency battery packs. After getting showered and dressed, we headed to Coles to get some food for lunch (and I played on their in-store piano) and to do some research on things we could easily cook and eat when we are staying in hostels around the country. 

Back at home, we chilled out in front of the TV and Jayne continued her job of reordering the dates on the blogs whilst I researched tours for the Whitsundays and Fraser Island. Both of us feeling like we’d eaten too much junk food over the past few days (and weeks!), I made us a Greek salad with couscous for lunch. The rest of the afternoon was spent doing the same thing as this morning – watching TV, sorting blogs and researching tours. There are so many to chose from, all offering different things and varying significantly in prices!! Think I just need to get the courage to make a decision and start booking… Then everything else will fall into place! Tracey came home and Chilli dog went straight to Jayne for cuddles (traitor!!) before barely acknowledging me and then going to bed. 

Went to the GV hotel for dinner with Tracey’s parents. Was a really nice evening, chatting about stuff and listening to stories about Tracey’s childhood. The food was really nice and huge in quantities – I could barely move after my calamari and chips! 2 bottles of wine between four of us (although the second bottle was mostly consumed by John and me) and a coffee rounded off our evening. 

Monday 11th July 2016