Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 27. Day 117. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

 I went to Sandgate today with Margaret. It's a place of many, many childhood and early adult memories because my mum owned a physiotherapy practice in the suburb. We spent a lot of time there in the school holidays back in an era when it was still okay for kids to walk up to the pool unattended, cool off and walk back.
As such I have a fondness. It always surprises me how much has changed and also how little. The post office is now a flash pub but Russell's Fabrics in the main drag still sells haberdashery just as it has for 60 plus years. We scored a street park right out in front and Margaret bought wool in every colour of the rainbow for the beanies she knits for premmie babies at the Mater. Then it was fish and chips for lunch on the foreshore. It was a lovely day for it. The tide was out and the sun was shining and once again there were car parks right where we needed to be. The scenic trip on the way home showed Margaret some bits of Brisbane she hadn't seen for a while. As a former northsider I know all the back roads. She likes to fill the drive with memories.

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