Alice got up at 5.30, and then whilst waiting for the tram checked her emails to find out the shift she'd woken up for had been cancelled, and so was able to come with me to the cafe I went to on Saturday, this time to Skype Lucy. It was a bit busier midweek than on a Saturday and so there were a few noisy tables. Unfortunately it was there was thunder and lightning back in Wantage and so Lucy's voice kept cutting out. I tried the really nice chilli and ginger hot chocolate, and Alice had the pear and ginger 'tonic' (like tea).
Later on in the day, I was flicking through the TV channels and noticed 'Round the Twist' was on, which I wasn't paying full attention to because all the Frenchies were around and talking over it, but I felt like it was quite a good cultural TV viewing, because Zach said how popular it was back in his, and most other Australian kids', childhood days, and also it reminded me of mine too, because I knew I'd watched it, but couldn't remember how crazy it was- in this episode there was an Irish leprechaun and a grandfather who did a rain dance. After that, there was a Newsround type show on, and then we watched the end of a cooking show with 'Joey' who Zach said was also quite an important part of Australian TV culture, because he's been around for years and has a really recognisable face, and always wears braces with different food patterns on.
The first hour of work was really dead, as I only had about 3 tables, so I was studying the menu inside out, and so after looking so much at the wine list, decided I needed to go for a drink afterwards, so me, Caroline and Julia went to Blue Bar. The last time I went for drinks with girls from work, Kamala had brought a cider sized bottle of sangria, so me and Caroline had one of those, and then Brendan, the bar man, gave us some free drinks.