Friday, 27 July 2007

Port Macquarie

At Port Macquarie, we stayed with our dear friends Ben and Laura and baby Eliana and Murphy.

We spent lots of time walking and visiting the "dog beach" just south of Flynn's Beach.

Murphy has a great time here with her friends and it allowed us to just wander along the beach and take in the sunshine.

Here is Diane with Hon. Granddaughter Eliana

We were also able to spend time with some of Ben and Laura's Tuesday night friends.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

A Family Wedding

Last weekend, Diane and I attended the wedding of Nikki to Chris held at Nautilus Beachfront Villas and Spa just seven kilometres north of Coffs Harbour.

It was a time when close family and friends gathered to witness the marriage of a lovely couple and to enjoy a weekend together celebrating and getting to know each other better.

We gathered on Friday night for drinks and later dinner in family groups. Then on Saturday afternoon, overlooking the beach, witnessed the marriage ceremony which was followed by afternoon drinks and snacks on the grassed recreational area.

At 5 pm we moved to Coco's Function Room for the formal celebration wedding breakfast.

Saturday morning saw many of the guests gather for a huge breakfast of fruit, bacon, eggs and sausages, coffeee and orange juice. This was really brunch as the breakfast feast stretched on to midday, only to be broken by people needing to leave to travel home.

However some family remained and Diane and I were able to catch up with Peg and her brother, his wife and Peg's sister for afternoon tea and later dinner of fish and chips at the Coffs Harbour Pier.

We were also able to see Aunty Nance on Sunday and Monday, although she was sleeping both times and really did not recognise us. Monday morning saw us heading south to Port Macquarie.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Rose's 94th Birthday

Rose turned 94 on 15 July 2007 and to help her celebrate, Fred invited a number of friends and relatives, including her brother Ferdie, nephew Leon and his wife Lilo, who came out from Zurich for the occasion, to dinner at Omeros on the beach, at Ramsgate Beach.

Here are some photos of the happy occasion. The question: "is Rose 94 or just 49?"

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

An evening out

Last Friday evening, Diane and I went to the Rhinedorf German Restaurant at Beverly Hills for dinner. We shared Camembert Cheese, Deep-fried and served with cranberry sauce and salad for the entrée.

For the main course, Diane had Kasseler Rippchen, Smoked pork cutlets, chargrilled served with dumplings, sauerkraut and German mustard.

and I had
Rinder Rouladen, Thinly sliced beef filled with onion, gherkin, bacon, oven baked served with mustard gravy, red cabbage and Spaetzle (noodles).

To wash it down, Diane had a lemon, lime and bitters;

and I had a half pint of Schlosser alt dark beer.

A very enjoyable meal and a great restaurant.

Afterwards, we enjoyed coffee at home and then went to the movies at Hurstville to watch Ocean’s Thirteen, a good story, plenty of action tinged with comedy.

Overall, a very pleasant evening together.