Yesterday was my birthday, and it was lovely to be remembered by friends and family. I wrote a message on our little blackboard (just because I could) which hangs in the dining room.
It’s that day again
It was so nice to receive pretty cards - and this pretty selection were all hand made. It’s not just quilters who are good with their hands – there are some very talented people around doing all sorts of crafts.
The highlight of the day was a family lunch at the rather grandly named Orlando Country Club in Palmerston North. There were three family birthdays to celebrate – my own, plus the two grand-daughters. The three of us have birthdays within two weeks of each other. And there was also another family birthday to celebrate, grand-daughter Emma reminded us. Her foal Firedancer shares the same birthday as me and was two years old yesterday!
Café/restaurant at Orlando Country Club
Sadly, grand-daughter Megan was unwell and couldn’t join us, so that was a shame. Gifts were exchanged, and it was nice to meet grand-daughter Emma’s boyfriend Shimon at last. A very pleasant young man, he did very well with meeting the grand-parents for the first time.
Shimon and grand-daughter Emma
Daughter Nicky and SIL Robert
We took a while to check out the menu and made our choices, then had to go to the counter to order.
Ready to order
There was plenty to chat about while we waited for the orders and soon plates of fish, burgers, and pasta were delivered to our table. It was all delicious, and I was especially pleased with my choice of smoked salmon pasta, with tiny tomatoes and capers, so lovely and creamy, just yummy! Have to admit that I’ve got a bit of a thing for salmon.
Fish and chips for him, and salmon pasta for her
GD Emma, Jenny, Robin, daughter Nicky, SIL Robert and Shimon
We all had a lovely time, and during lunch I received a birthday phone call from son Michael, who lives in Christchurch. So I was a very happy Mum indeed.