Scheduled to depart for our filming session at 10am, after a large breakfast and jaunt around Adelaide city to stock up on a few provisions for the filming. Grab a coffee on the way back to the hotel, where I entered a discussion with the barista relating to coffee strenght and my need for it to be “strongish, otherwise I become stabby”. At least she smiled.
And, more importantly, made my coffee properly. Something I have sadly discovered is rare outside of Melbourne.
Arrive back at hotel to get sorted and decide I am extremely tired and would like to have more of a look around at some point, and the thought of driving back to Melbourne in the afternoon was not terribly appealing. Also, it’s just possible I got a taste of this Child Free Time and wanted to drag it out for as long as possible, even though I still managed to wake at 3.42am, which is the time Chippie usually wakes every morning. As a result, we popped by the concierge, checked our room was still free that night, and, um, accidentally booked it. Then rang respective husbands and advised them we would not be returning home that night. Tempted to add “or anytime soon” but didn’t want to freak them out too much.
Head off to filming in the morning, with the aid of Nice GPS Man who mostly gave us accurate directions, and losts of “Oh my god, the petrol thing is dinging agian, will we make it” and lots of requests to lookout for petrol stations.
Filming was an absolute blast, and we had soooo much fun doing it, even if we were running an hour late.
Located a petrol station on the way back, topped up, met a friend and her kids for lunch and wandered around aimlessly for hours and hours and ventured into shops that left me on the floor, sobbing as I wanted to buy at least 17 of their gorgeous handbags, all of which were way out of my price range, and into other shops where I was waiting for them to ask us (or me, at least) to leave because I was too fat/short/daggy/mumsy/broke.
Dinner then back to the hotel to bed, where we intended to go to bed, but ended up chatting for hours again.
Loving the extra night away, just because we can 🙂
(And if you’d like a peek a the Welcoming we did, you can see it below … this is the official video with all the others involved as well. We’re at about 3.17mins in)