We did a rather huge amount of pedestrian travel today.
I had the car booked in for a service, so after Sarah dropped Zoe off, and she'd watched a bit of TV, we drove over to Newstead to drop the car off.
I'd packed Zoe's scooter in the boot, and once we left the car dealership, we headed over to the Teneriffe cross-river ferry, which is currently conveniently depositing passengers at Hawthorne. Even more conveniently, the ferry was waiting for us as we arrived.
I'd booked haircuts for us at 10am, and we comfortably made it to the hairdresser with about 10 minutes to spare.
After that, it was time to head over to Tumble Tastics, which was quite close to the hairdresser's. We ended up getting there about 20 minutes early, but that was fine.
After Tumble Tastics, we headed home for lunch, and the car was ready to be picked up, so after a brief rest, we headed out again.
This time, Zoe said she wanted to walk, rather than ride the scooter, so we headed out on foot, reversing our trip.
We were in no particular hurry, so we stopped for a little play in a park over at Newstead that we'd discovered in the morning, and then picked up the car. It was a very hot day, so it was nice to get out of the heat.
On the way home, I discovered that the Hawthorne Markets were on. I had some paperwork to drop off to Zoe's school, so after I filled that out, we walked over to her school, dropped it off, and then walked back to the Hawthorne Markets.
I bumped into one of my fellow Thermomix Consultants, Katia, and got introduced to one of her friends, who it turns out, was at the very first trial Tumble Tastics class we went to. She also had a daughter named Zoe. So my Zoe knocked around with this Zoe and Katia's kids, and we grabbed some dinner there. It was a nice night out.
I love the feeling of community that I have now. I don't think I've had this feeling of being so well established in a place, within such a walking distance, ever before. I am truly grateful for living in such a wonderful neighbourhood and community.