The start of the week was very wet and as there wasn’t anywhere I needed to go Wiley and I enjoyed a couple of days at home. As well as baking shortbread I also tried my hand at making peppermint chocolate truffles – not sure how they looked but they tasted delicious.
On Wednesday after a lovely long bush walk we ventured into the city for a coffee with my sister and some shopping. We went into Supabarn so my sister could find me some rice flour for the next and hopefully better batch of shortbread.
Thursday I headed out to the Belconnen Mall to buy some Christmas gifts for family and friends. It is a huge shopping centre and not one I am overly familiar with. But I knew how to get to the shops I needed and despite it begin reasonably busy Wiley got me to each store without any problems – what a good boy! With help from lovely shop assistants I found the gifts I wanted. I hope the recipients like their presents as much as I do.
Friday I headed into Woolworths at Dickson as I needed to buy some drinks to take to dinner at a friends on Saturday night. We caught the bus down but I decided to walk home. It was a lovely day and I had just missed the bus so it was going to be a long wait for the next one,
This walk was a new one for Wiley but I had done it a few times using my long cane. Wiley was fantastic, the walk so much quicker and seamless than it used to be with a cane. His road crossings were faultless and he did some great driveway work stopping on two occasions as cars either pulled in or out.
Saturday we spent the day at home before heading out for a delicious dinner at a friends house.
Sunday morning was an Achilles training session, Wiley had a great time with his walking buddies while I jogged around Lake Ginninderra. It got a little stressful as we ended up running through a triathlon event. There were runners and cyclists everywhere. My guide was great, he kept talking to and reassuring me that despite all the people and noise we were fine. It was a huge relief when we finally got away from the racers. It made me really appreciated having a clear path to run along.
Sunday afternoon Wiley and I headed over to my sisters place to have some cake and wish my nephew a Happy Birthday. I didn’t get to have a long chat with the birthday boy as he was busily completing assignments and studying for uni exams. But I did the chance to catch up with the rest of the family which was lovely.