ALMOST TWO WEEKS since my hip replacement and i'm home :0) my mobility is good, slow and careful but improving every day. the time at Epworth couldn't be faulted, staff without exception were on the ball, friendly, informative, efficient. And the hospital itself is new, spacious, well planned and easy to navigate. A good experience all round.
lovely flowers from susan were waiting for me in my room after the op.
Gail picked me up after four days and i've spent a very relaxed week in her home/haven. plenty of time to rest and enjoy the changing patterns of light on gail's windows, knit, watch movies and play scrabble. and receive visitors - lovely
Had a lovely lunch at Jack Rabbit winery on the Bellarine Peninsula with susan and gail on what must have been the most beautiful autumn day this year. a silvery sparkling setting looking out over the bay to the you yangs. I bought an orchid for sunny for her first mother's day.
I cooked dinner the second night i was at Gail's - i'm delighted to be able to move around so soon after the op. it really is amazing.
We arrived home here on the river yesterday after a really good two day trip. my hip wasn't a problem in the car. getting in and out is a bit of an process, i just have to remember to take my time.
On the first day we stopped at st arnaud for lunch and had a cruise around that pretty little town. i found a bookshop that had two of my books, signed them for Gavin the owner.
GAVIN at the Bookshop in St Arnaud
Then on to the Royal Hotel at Sea Lake which has been brought back to life by the local community. it's been boarded up for years but now it's a hub of activity, lots of people there for dinner on a monday night. open fires, great understated decor, comfortable rooms and a gorgeous big balcony where we breakfasted with the crossword. They'll be hugely busy once international tourism gets going again.
|perfect scotch fillet|
|our room slept four and was only $95 - the whole |
hotel is heated too
Gail's here till tomorrow, we're off to the pictures today and i'll get my dressing off. that'll feel good, it pulls and i think i'll be much more comfortable without it.
GREAT TO BE HOME!!