They want a pet. Can we have a dog? Can we have a guinea pig? Can we have SOMETHING? They know that we can’t get a cat – my husband is allergic. So they plead for a different animal. But I just don’t fancy having to look after another living thing in our household. I have enough trouble keeping the plants alive. So as an alternative, they practice pet ownership on these.
Many many years ago we did tell Clare that once she was at school, we’d consider getting a dog. Instead, we had Stella.
I hope that the New Year has begun swimmingly for everyone. We’re currently having a lovely family holiday in Canberra. There is SO much to do here, and in the limited time available to us we’re barely able to scratch the surface! We’ve visited relatives and I’ve caught up with a special blog friend, we’ve been to Questacon twice, visited the National Gallery and the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition, and today will head in to see Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery. And yes, all of these activities are indoor ones. We’re seeking the air conditioning. It’s hot here! But it cools down beautifully each night. We are lulled to sleep in the evening by the sound of burnouts and cars revving – Summernats is on at the moment too. So must dash – more touristy things to do today before the long drive home on Sunday!