One of my good friends, Mel, picked me up and took me into town to have breakfast (turned out to be brunch) at Zuma’s in the Central Market. Their big breakfast included two eggs on toast, bacon, tomato and mushrooms – all washed down with some of the finest coffee Adelaide has to offer. Marvellous start to the day.

Once we’d finished that off it was time to go for a wander around the markets, which weren’t too busy considering it was a Saturday.

Mel said she’d show me the Bay and all that had changed there over the past couple of years, so we drove down Anzac Highway to the beach. I used to work down there during the summer when I was a uni student so it was great to see that they’d finally got rid of the Magic (Turd) Mountain, only to replace it with another funhouse!

The other changes were interesting – a couple of old buildings had been replaced and the café quotient had been upped rather considerably. We were still full from brunch so just chatted and wandered about. We ended up spending a lot of time in the bookshops instead.

The weather was absolutely brilliant – hardly a cloud in the sky and delightfully warm. Perfect Summer’s Day!