There was one more 30th Anniversary celebration yesterday, this time a lunch out with our SLG friends. This group of 12 is known as the Super Leisure Group, and we have been meeting monthly for over 20 years now. Once a year we pull names out of a hat, and each get allocated a month for the following year, which is your month to arrange an outing of some sort for the group. We have been to all sorts of places, and it is always great fun. When we were all younger, walking up hills, down dales, and along coastlines was eagerly undertaken. These days, we have quietened down a bit, and enjoy much more calmer pursuits. At the last draw, I asked if I could have the month of November, so that I could plan something for the group to come along to our anniversary celebrations.
I had booked a table at the very popular Quarter Acre Cafe at Manakau. The food there is absolutely scrummy, the service was great, and it goes without saying that the company was first class. My Eggs Benedict were delicious, and Robin certainly enjoyed his Big Breakfast, his plate was full with bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoe, sausages, meat patty and sautéed potatoes. Wow, that certainly was a big breakfast! Everyone else seemed very pleased with their food choices too. Three of the blokes just had to have a big squidgy dessert each, Ashley had chocolate gateaux, and Rex and Calvin ate their way through a huge serving of pavlova. I think I might have to change allegiance - the Quarter Acre Cafe could well be my favourite cafe now!
After that it was back to our home for coffee and anniversary cake. Trish had brought me a bunch of beautiful roses from her garden. She is a real garden lover, and has about 100 rose bushes to take care of. And we received some lovely cards too, from our friends.
The electric kettle was boiling, tea and coffee orders were taken, and then we cut the cake. The last 30 years have certainly whizzed by, we commented.
We had a lovely day, and it was so nice having our SLG friends celebrating our anniversary with us.