It’s been a busy day. With Christmas holidays nearly upon us, my days are getting full and hectic so I decided to take a day off. It is this day off that’s working for me Wednesday!! And what a day is has been!
We took a 2-hour drive north to Geraldton. Today marked the first day of summer holidays for Master T and we needed to do some last minute shopping.
We were up at 6am to be on the road at 7am and we actually drove out of the driveway at 7:05. This is a near miracle as we are never on time!! The day started off well.
After arriving, we spent the morning shopping and test driving a car. By lunch time, I was so hungry I could barely stand it.
I am that person who simply cannot go more than 4 or 5 hours without eating. If I do, I feel faint and sometimes irritable. Thank goodness we found The Dome, a family friendly restaurant along Geraldton’s foreshore. It was busy and reminded me of a typical chain eatery that you’d find in North America. It had a book for a menu, the kind with photos. It’s hard to stick to a healthy eating plan when I famished, but I compromised and ordered a chicken caesar salad and an iced coffee/mocha made with soy milk. It still had the whip cream but at least I didn’t overdose on dairy.
The salad was good but wow, it was salty. I don’t usually eat bacon….and crickey, there was a lot of it!! The coffee was more like dessert and that was delish!!
After lunch, we went to the giant kids park along the beach. Master T & I sat in the sand to relax before he went wild in the water park!!
I like to shop and actually finished the Christmas shopping today!!!! But the highlight of the trip was going to the Geraldton Guardian office; meeting the staff and seeing the news room!!! After 5 months of freelancing for them, it was nice to finally meet some of writers and editors. I even left with several past newspapers and even got today’s paper (free!!)with my latest piece on page 4!! I was over the moon with excitement when I left….like a giddy school girl. I know, small things amuse small minds!!! LOL!
My day off came to an end when I got home at 6pm. I got showered and dressed in smart-casual clothes and went to cover a community story. The next few days will be filled with more events to cover and stories to be written. Oh, the life of a writer. It’s simply fabulous!
In case I do not make it back here before Christmas, I’ll say happy holidays now!
Happy Holidays!! Be joyful, smile and have fun….always!