My mum’s brother came to visit us last week, all the way from ‘down south’ in New South Wales. It was a pretty special occasion, him never having had the opportunity to come to Darwin before. In the past, we’d all piled in the car and headed down their way on road trips, usually trying to escape the dreaded build up. This time he came to try the weather out for himself.
Uncle T is my mother’s twin brother actually, so their connection is a little more special than most. Now nearing the big 6-0, the tweelingen (as they are known in our family) felt a tropical catch up was in order.
And Darwin certainly delivered, on the tropical nature anyway. Over the four days, Mum took Uncle T through his paces in the 90% humidity, walking him all over Darwin and surrounds so he could get a good idea of the place we call home. I was able to join them for some of the time, including for a breakfast at Eva’s Cafe one morning in the botanical gardens. The coffee was sublime, although I was a little surprised to find little yellow nuggets of something called ‘bee pollen’ on my chia. Still all was forgiven when, during a post-breakfast stroll, I was able to capture my younger brother J’s hair in all its hipster bun glory.
It was so great to have Uncle T up, and to spend some time with the ‘down south’ fam so close to home. Looks like it’s our turn to come visit you guys next time!