Dad’s 70th Birthday Lunch

0

Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Family Day Out, Life | Posted on 12-08-2014

On Sunday we celebrated my Dad’s 70th Birthday with lunch at the Anchorage Restuarant in the Boat Harbour Hotel.

IMG_5472.JPGPin

It’s been a long time family favourite and many, many special occasions have been celebrated here.

IMG_5473.JPGPin

Not only is the food always fabulous, but so is the view – esp. on a lovely sunny day.

IMG_5475.JPGPinIMG_5487.JPGPin

I had soup…

IMG_5485.JPGPin

and cheese souffle (lovely but rather rich)…

IMG_5489.JPGPin

There were¬† speeches. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling that great, so Athena said some words on behalf of our family. This is Dad’s brother, my uncle Brian.

IMG_5492.JPGPin

and Dad’s Uncle John…

IMG_5495.JPGPin

We took the opportunity to take some family photos.

IMG_5497.JPGPin

IMG_5498.JPGPin

IMG_9836.JPGPin

Then came dessert – which was DELICIOUS..

IMG_5508.JPGPin

and cake…

IMG_5509.JPGPin

IMG_5511.jpgPin

Granny was especially happy to get a photo with ALL of her current grandchildren (there are another 2 currently in progress :-)).

IMG_5516.JPGPin

and Kevin couldn’t resist getting a photo of our two “specials” :-).

IMG_5526.jpgPin

On the way home we stopped to admire the full moon rising over the lake…

IMG_5529.JPGPin

and a lovely Winters sunset…

IMG_5531.JPGPin

Write a comment

A trip to the Opera House

0

Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Family Day Out, Life | Posted on 31-07-2014

IMG_5324.JPGPin

On Sunday we headed up to Sydney to the Opera House. As you can see we had the most splendid day for it. Luckily the day didn’t require much beyond a bit of walking, and taking it slowly I was able to manage ok.

IMG_5322.JPGPin

IMG_5329.JPGPin

IMG_5323.JPGPin

We had lunch sitting outside with the view of the Harbour Bridge. It was a little chilly in the shade so we were appreciative of the blankets provided. Christy had the best lunch – a kids afternoon tea!! We were all rather jealous.

IMG_5330.JPGPin

I had the minestrone soup Рlast time we were here  I had vegetable soup Рand it was rather yummy.

IMG_5331.JPGPin

Then it was time to head inside the Opera House.

IMG_5335.JPGPin

stopping, of course, to take some photos…

IMG_5337.JPGPin

IMG_5338.JPGPin

IMG_5339.JPGPin

The reason for todays visit…

IMG_5343.JPGPin

a presentation by National Georgraphic photographer, David Doubilet.

IMG_5345.JPGPin

We took the girls along this time (Athena wasn’t keen to be photographed) and while it was good, he wasn’t as a good a storyteller as the last one we’d been to, Paul Nicklen.

Write a comment

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Google PlusCheck Our Feed