The Australian Grand Prix cavalcade hit us last week. We had dinner at the Wine Bar on Friday with Fi, Mark, Hugh & Rory and the atmosphere was great. Lots of people, drinks being taken and fun with kids around.
On Saturday morning we took Ella & Charlie in to the circuit and surprisingly they both kept their earplugs in when the F1 cars were practicing. Hugh was definitely way more impressed by the whole thing than Ella. In the afternoon Jill & Dave had a BBQ and it was nice to meet some of the friends they’ve made through work but also a bit sad because it was goodbye to ‘Auntie Aoife’ (Fi’s sister who was heading back to Ireland after almost a year in Melbourne). To see it through the eyes of a child, Ella said to her “It’s alright, I’ll come to visit you on the airplane”.
Maddie & Charlie
On Sunday Alan, Mhairi & Harry, Jill & Dave all went to the big race. Ella, Charlie & I stayed home although we could hear it loud and clear. The fighter jets and qantas flyover were impressive.