Yesterday (Friday), there was a bit of house work to do. I checked on the carpeting of the front room, which won't happen until after the painting is done next Tuesday and Wednesday. The plumber came to repair the sink mixing tap which seems to go bung a bit too often (it is only three months since the last time). Next time, we might get conventional taps put in. The rest of the day was quiet with P. going off to his U3A film noir. In the evening, I tried a new recipe for roast lamb (which was really one for rack-off lamb). It turned out quite well: a very spicy crust on the lamb. Today, P., Frank and I went to the post office to pick up our wine that Australia Post did NOT deliver, even though when we picked it up Australia Post sent an email saying it had been delivered! I then picked up some pills from the health centre, then we went to Victoria Gardens for the shopping. After returning Franz the Corolla we had a good brunch at Bedford Street, then sauntered down Smurf Street to see Barry Dickins at his exhibition at the Collingwood Gallery. It is selling well and on till the end of next week. In the early evening, we went with Frank off to Greville Street to Aka Tombo, a little Japanese restaurant. The food (we all had something different) was excellent and not the usual Japanese standards (although these were available on the menu). We then went to Chapel Off Chapel for Saint-Saens' mini opera, 'The Japanese Princess' put on by Melbourne Lyric Opera. It was very well sung and played. Melbourne is doing very well. There are probably not many places in the world where, in one week, you can see an opera by Respighi and one by Saint-Saens. Congratulations to all concerned.