What happened yesterday and today: Had a run in the morning and like 11 years ago when I had traveled to Australia the first kangaroo I saw was a dead one aside the lane. Later on I entered a conservation area (woods) and scared one kangaroo, about 10m distant to me, off. Liz explained that technically I had just dealt with Wallabys – which are smaller than kangaroos.

I continued with idea to make my current home a clean and tidy place. Yesterday I polished the front sides of the shelves and parts of the kitchen plate. Today I gave the cooking plates and the microwave a good scratch. Will suffer of muscle ache in my upper arms. The cooking plates were such a tough challenge. Impossible to bring their original appearance back. 2,5 hours of workout and they still looked old. The microwave oven must have already survived a couple of eruptions and explosions. I have no other explanation for the big black unremovable spots. The before-after comparison is still remarkable in my eyes.

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Prepared some delicious meals for me and Liz who really enjoys my homework and cooking services. Besides that I gave her a short guitar lesson, taught her some basic German sentences and bought two cake trays for an apple pie next week.

Tomorrow I will join her heading to school (she is an art teacher) where I will be hopefully allowed to use the school’s grand piano which was always appealing to me in a magical way.

By the way…the spider on the photo I have posted recently is a Huntsman spider. It may bite humans in defense and cause mildly painful reactions but it is not life threatening. Seldom a hospital check is required. On Wikipedia it is affirmed what I said about its incredible speed: „They are able to travel extremely fast, often using a springing jump while running, and walk on walls and even on ceilings. They also tend to exhibit a “cling” reflex if picked up, making them difficult to shake off and much more likely to bite.“


You will see some shots of my home in the upcoming days and get my report about traffic lights in Australia.

Sleep well!^^