Wednesday 22nd June – Saturday 25th June
We arrived into Naracoorte on the Wednesday to Tarsh’s Mom and Dad’s house, which everyone calls ‘The Resort’ because you get fed and you’re washing done etc. and it’s a nice time to relax…..and fatten up haha.
Di, Grace and the boys (Jack and Harry) came over on Thursday (they are the people that I stayed with at Wincanton – if you want to read about that then CLICK HERE.
So it was nice to see them and catch up and tell them all about the new van.
I went to the Naracoorte caves on Friday which was really nice, and I wrote a review on them so if you want to read about that then CLICK HERE.
Most of the time over the few days of being here though I was in my pyjamas for most of the day, ate so much food and cake, napped a lot and spoke to home a lot.
After a lot of food and even more cake and cups of tea it was time to leave, so Saturday morning we headed off to Adelaide where Tarsh and her mom and dad own a house just on the outskirts, which is really nice and quite close to the city.
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June
We got to Adelaide around 4pm, Andy turned up shortly after with another box from home, from my friends Kerry and Hannah which had more chocolate in and my favourite crisps ever called chipsticks, and of course Marmite as vegemite is disgusting!! – I love my friends.
Then we had a couple of hours before we went out over to Tarsh’s Cousins for dinner which was really nice, the food was amazing and we even got a little dance show from her daughter which was really sweet.
On Sunday we went for lunch with a big group of Tarsh and Andy’s friends to a pub, I was planning on going into the city but I didn’t in the end as we were at the pub for a while, the food there was also amazing – diet has gone out the window for the next few days I think!!
After we got back from lunch we only had an hour before we had to go back out again to some more friends of Tarsh and Andy.
There was a dog there so I was happy, and one of the boys had a campervan so he was showing us his van, although it is a Volkswagen one which is the dream! Haha, rather expensive though, so my rocket van will do just fine for now.
Monday 27th June
I woke up on Monday with an awful migraine and spent most of the morning trying to get rid of it, I forced myself to get ready in the end and go out to see the city.
So I went to the Botanic Gardens first which we nice, but compared to some of the other botanic gardens I have been too they weren’t that well-kept, there were lots of messy places around, and I would just have expected the whole place to be pristine just like the rest of Adelaide is. I did enjoy it though, there was a lot to see there.
After I walked around the gardens I took a stroll down to Rundle Street and grabbed myself a plate of food from a Mexican joint! I love that there are so many Mexican fast food places in Australia, something me and my sister have always said should be brought to the UK! Then I went to a coffee place called Cibo and got a coffee and a cake crunchy pastry thing which was filled with vanilla and chocolate ricotta omg it was so good!!! – So much for healthy living.
I then walked up to the museum and had a walk through there which is free and also quite interesting. They have lots of information on aboriginal culture and about animals etc.
As you can see I was acting like a grown up in there…..
Next door to the museum is the art gallery which is also free, so I walked through there also trying to act like a grown up. I don’t really get art galleries, I mean anything can be art these days, I could take a shit on the floor and call it a piece of art! But to be honest this one was ok! But I just don’t really care about art well not that kind of art anyways, I like Banksy stuff and anything graffiti wise but your general paintings I find a bit boring to be honest.
After I came out of the art gallery I decided that I would give myself a bit of a treat that evening as Tarsh and Andy were going out on a date and I was looking after Dan, so I thought I would pop to see the Rundle Mall and while I was there I popped into lush and got myself a face mask, a hair mask and a massage bar.
I then hopped in an Uber back to the house and they went out and left me with a screaming Dan, which I soon managed to get him happy again with some Ice cream followed by a bath, he does love the water!
Then I ordered some food, popped my face and hair masks on and stuck a film on and of course had a glass of wine to go with! It was a really nice night! Got to spoil yourself every now and then don’t you!
Tuesday 28th June
Me, Tarsh and Dan all went out for a little walk around by the Adelaide oval, the river is there and Tarsh wanted to walk over the bridge, it was really pretty around there.
There were however some black swans walking around and with my experience of swans in the UK (being EVIL!!!) I was a little scared to say the least, but Tarsh was just walking right up to them and they were walking past Dan while she was taking photos with me being terrified standing away from them all. – What a pussy hey lol.
Tarsh and Dan had to leave as they had a few appointments to go to like the pediatrition and Tarsh’s naturopath, so they left me around by the train station.
Adelaide are pretty good with free transport, they have a free tram that goes down to Glenelg which is where the beach is, so I hopped on that! It took around 45 minutes to get down there but it was a nice journey to see how pretty Adelaide is.
When I got to Glenelg I took myself for lunch at a Spanish place and ordered an aubergine bake, which was delicious, I then thought I would go for a stroll along the sea front.
I walked down to the harbour and sat on a big rock wall for a little while watching planes fly in every few minutes as its right by Adelaide airport. Then I walked down on to the beach to see the pelicans and noticed something else, right next to the rocks was a sea lion. He was just lay around and I thought he was dead at first but he was moving every now and again yawning. The guy patrolling the beach came over and said that the sea lion was called henry and he was from New Zealand and comes over here all the time. – Awwwww that’s so cute!!
After a lot of henry time I had to run back to the tram as I wanted to go see finding dory while I was close to a cinema, so I caught the tram back to the city and some guy on the tram was just pacing back and forth constantly he looked a bit creepy so I was just holding onto my bag quite tightly with clenched fists ready to fight if needed haha. – But nothing happened, maybe he just wanted to get his exercise in lol.
I then went over to Norwood and went to see dory which I thought was amazing! I loved it. It was the first film I had ever gone to see on my own but I was pretty happy with the decision of first film haha, I was surrounded by kids and also 2 very inappropriate adults who sat right behind me and decided that they would talk and also start kissing during the kid’s film! Hmmm……keep calm Sami! Keep calm!!!
After dory, Tarsh came and picked me up and we went back to her cousins for dinner which was nice, then back to the house to pack ready to leave in the morning.