Another great day down under is almost over. Not that hot today, “only” around 26 degrees so it was actually a perfect day for today’s adventures which offered a trip to Mt Lofty and a visit to Cleland Wildlife Park as well as my first bodyboarding attempt. I think I caught more seawater in my mouth than I caught waves during the last one though but at least I had fun trying.
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A lot of our holiday is about food and drinks and last night we made our first attempt at cooking Kilpatrick Oysters. It wasn’t very hard at all and it turned out really good.
Yesterday morning Mellissa and Nick took us out for a yummy breakfast at Swedish Tarts café in Semaphore, a suburb to Adelaide. With a menu influenced by Sweden it felt a little bit like home.
The photo books I made for Simon’s parents and aunt for Christmas (and didn’t have time to have sent home since I ordered them too late so I had to have them shipped directly here) have finally (after a little detour) arrived in Australia. Happy to see that it was a very appreciated gift too.
After this morning’s spider experience I’ve realised how handy this little thing is if you want to survive the day.
And here is the little fellow that got to meet my new best friend this morning. 😛
The times for the sunrise and sunset look a bit strange but it’s because my iPhone still is set on Swedish time since I only can use it where there is wifi.
It’s the first day on the new year and we have a really hot day here in Adelaide with temperatures around 40 degrees. I’m loving the warm summer weather but I must admit that it’s a tiny bit too hot today. I look forward to when the sun sets tonight so we can go and enjoy the beach and go for a swim.
It was a bit different celebrating Christmas in the sun but it was still similar in many ways being all about spendng time with family and friends and eat lots of food. On Christmas Eve we started off the day with a trip to the beach. We went for a nice swim in the ocean and had a close encounter with a big seal who was just cruising by just a meter from us. Cool! In the evening we had a Christmas BBQ at Simon’s parents’ house with Simon’s mum’s side of the family. Simon and I brought both glögg and schnapps from Sweden so that gave Christmas Eve a little Swedish touch and to make me feel right at home we also opened our Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve, which is normally done on Christmas Day morning. On Christmas Day we went for a Christmas lunch at Simon’s aunt’s house and celebrated with Simon’s dad’s side of the family.
Christmas Eve BBQ
We’re back in Adelaide again after a couple of days up on Yorke Penninsula in the small town Wallaroo. Wallaroo is located around 160 km north-northwest of Adelaide and it’s one of three Copper Triangle towns known for their historic copper mining industry. We rented a shack that was located in the marina, right by the water. Simon’s parents, sister and her boyfriend came with us and we had a couple of nice days relaxing and fishing.
First day in Aussie land has been warm (around 32 degrees) and offered blue skies. We didn’t get that much sleep last night woke up around 6.30am and couldn’t go back to sleep. We went for a walk along the beach this morning, Simon got a haircut and we did some errands.
We got new SIM cards but as it turns out my stupid iPhone is locked to my Swedish provider so it’s not working at the moment (trying to sort this out). We’re both been pretty tired the whole day and around 4pm I had to go take a nana nap. Slept for three hours and feel a bit better now. Mel & Nick just came over with a nice little gingerbread house they made. The building kit is from IKEA of course (making Swedes feel at home all over the world). Now it’s tea time – BBQ of course. 🙂
The forecast for Adelaide is not looking bad at all. Hot Christmas here we come!