Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Errands

I'm glad Teenage Daughter doesn't follow my blog because yesterday on my way to pick her up from school I bought her birthday present - a good quality leather satchel which I hope will get her through five years of university and ordered her birthday cake because my cake baking and decorating skills suck. I ordered it through a small local bakery. I figure that most pantry items such as flour come from local rather than large companies so I don't think I have to worry about their ingredients being unethically sourced. Interesting how the more processed the item, the more likely it is to come from an unethical company ...

Upon arriving at her school I went into the office to collect a leave of absence form for Teenage Son for our upcoming trip to Hobart.

Teenage Daughter wanted to drive home. I needed to collect my still not working hearing aid so she drove us to Blackwood. Then, since her driving test is on Sunday, I got her to drive us home the scenic - but not further - way along the winding back roads of the Mt Lofty Ranges.

By then I needed and deserved a nice hot cuppa locally grown tea!



  1. Sounds a lovely outing. Teaching the teenager to drive is a coming-of-age ritual shared by parents everywhere. My teenage daughter drove my Toyota MR2 up a tree... I had no idea those little roller skates were such good off-roaders!

  2. Hmm, yes, my Mazda 3 had a stint up a tree ... Teenage Daughter figured that if she couldn't get the car into reverse then going up the tree was the next best option. I swear my car breaks into a cold sweat whenever TD gets into the driver's seat. It's been fun, though, and I'm going to be filled with relief, sadness and fear when she drives away without me for the first time.

  3. Only tea??? Stepson has had something like a grand total of four outings so far - DB always looks lie a stiff drink is in order on return!

    1. You're the second person to suggest something stronger may have been in order. When she first started the brandy went down very quickly but she's doing her exam on Sunday so she's nearly there.