Saturday, 26 May 2007

Dee Why

Today Lynda was off to meet friends on the North Shore so Diane and I travelled with her and then went off to see what we could find. Dee Why was a beautiful spot and one where I do not think I had ever been before. Diane had a Great Aunt who used to live at Dee Why when she was a child but all had changed since then. Lots of high rise accommodation and quite a trendy beachside shopping centre with lots of cafes and restaurants.

We decided it was time for lunch and discovered Sea la Vie cafe on The Strand overlooking the beach. Diane had Spinach and cheese in a puff pastry case with a salad garnish and a skim Cappuccino and I had French crêpe filled with chilli con carne topped with melted cheese and served with a side salad and a latte. The service was very good, cheerful staff and very fast and the meals were excellent. A good spot to go again, although it is about 90 minutes from home.

Afterwards, we walked along the beach, up the hill to gain better views and back down onto the rock platform and along by the three rock pools. There were lots of families and friends just enjoying the beautiful day. Dee Why is a spot I would like to explore further. Unfortunately we did not have the camera with us today but will be sure to take it next time.

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Diane's Birthday

May is the Birthday month and today is Diane's Birthday.

It was a crafty morning followed by lunch with Lorraine at Dolce's Cafe at Oatley.

Lynda took Diane to dinner at Summer Salt at Cronulla.

Then when Michael and John arrived home from work, it was time to continue the celebration with a birthday cake from Michel's Patisserie and desert from the Lindt Shop in Martin Place.

We hope Diane had a very Happy Birthday and that this will be the beginning of a great year ahead.

Saturday, 12 May 2007

Pop's Birthday

Today was Pop's Birthday.

He enjoyed getting telephone calls, particularly from his grandchildren Julie and Andrew and Fiona and great grandaughter Lucy from overseas.

We had celebrated it a few days early so a number of us could have dinner together.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Lynda's Birthday

Today is Lynda's Birthday and it was great to help her celebrate with two of her friends, Lisa and Emma, at Bayblu Seafood Restaurant at Blakehurst.

As usual, the food was very good but despite going to a fish restaurant, the three girls had chicken and steak for their main course, leaving Diane and me to the whitting and lobster mornay

- although Lynda did have her favourite calamari rings and I had smoked salmon for an entree.

Afterwards, we came hone for desert, a lemon curd crepe cake from The Australian Women's Weekly Wicked Sweet Indulgences cookbook. Very nice, very morish - but not all of us could fit in a second serve.

Earlier in the day, Lynda celebrated over lunch with other friends at the Lindt Shop in Martin Place. It was truely an indulgent day for Lynda and we trust that she had a very enjoyable birthday.

Friday, 4 May 2007

Lucy's Birthday

We want to wish Lucy a very happy first bithday.

We are sorry we cannot be with you to help you celebrate but hope to visit later in the year.

Hope you have a great party.

Nanna, Grandpa,
Uncle Michael and
Aunty Lynda.