bionic woman and the beach

I’m up at my Mum’s this week.

She lives 3 hours north of Sydney and just had bi-lateral knee replacements; meaning she now has two titanium knees…she’s a bionic woman! Or as I lovingly refer to her….”the transhuman”.

So I’ve taken the week off work to be her driver/cook/house-cleaner/assistant. Today I took her to physical therapy and while I was waiting for her to finish the five-hour-marathon-session, I hung out with my girlfriend Tam and daughter Finley while Harley played with Pippin in the backyard.

Jay drove me up yesterday and will spend the week in a “cold, lonely house” without the rest of his Williams’ clan. This is the longest we’ve been apart in years. Boo. But before he went home, we spent a lovely afternoon at the beach…

Harley loves the water. He spent a good 25 minutes swimming about 10m off-shore, just paddling up and down, back and forth. He also likes to eat sand. 

A small pod of dolphins swam past, and we spotted a big sea eagle with a fish in his claws trying to dodge a couple of large black crows who were trying to ambush his meal…

Tomorrow Mum & I are going to the little local cinema to see Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and then Harley & I will go for a run on the beach. I could get used to this…

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

2 thoughts on “bionic woman and the beach

  1. Sounds lovely. I did a similar thing for my mum after a knee replacement (just the one though)… though had to be there for nearly a month to look after dad while she was in hospital and then both for a couple of weeks. It’s a nice thing to do. My mum may need another op soon and is stressing about ‘putting me/us out’ but I keep reminding her that she wouldn’t have a second thought about doing the same for me.

    Enjoy your time with your mum and at the beach!

  2. Those are beautiful photos! And man I love that dog of yours. It’s quite possible he is the cutest boy dog in the world!!!

    Poor Jay. I shall send Ian off to entertain him tonight.

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