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Monday, November 28, 2022

Pre Christmas Family Lunch

Last Sunday we drove up to Palmerston North meet the family and exchange gifts.  We will be away on a long caravan trip at Christmas so won’t be able to see them during the festive season.  But first we had a stop at Lewis Farms to buy some fresh asparagus.  With only a short growing season of this delicacy, we like to buy it from the grower when we can. 


Shop and Packing Shed

As well as purchasing some asparagus, we needed a little something extra.  A usual, it was a coffee for me, and an ice-cream for him.


Sitting outside while enjoying our morning treat, we noticed a steady stream of customers.  They came out with boxes of strawberries, bags of asparagus, ice-creams and coffee too.


Very tasty indeed

Back in the car again, and we continued on the Palmerston North to Joe’s Café.  It may have been Sunday morning, but parking was in short supply.  We drove slowly around the block, and lo and behold, a car was ready to pull out just a few spaces from the café.  That was a lucky find.

The family were seated inside, waiting for us, daughter Nicky, her hubby Robert, and the two grand-daughters Emma and Megan. 


Robert, Megan and Robin

We had dined here before so knew the food was great.  A quick look and the menus and we were ready to place our orders.  I chose fried potatoes, eggs, smoked salmon, and spinach,and it was delicious.  Robin enjoyed a beef burger and chips.


Our lunches

The friendly waitress saw my camera on the table and offered to take a photo of us all, how kind was that.


Here we all are

When it was time to go we swapped parcels and gift bags, with instructions they were not to be opened till Christmas Day.  The exception was a jar of Nicky’s home made Russian Fudge, which needs to be kept in the fridge, and home made fruit mince pies from Megan.  Wonder what's in the other parcels?  It was a lovely day out catching up with them all.


Julierose said...

Just a lovely family photo...sounds like a terrific day out...hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so you will be away for Christmas? I don't think I have ever done that and always have Christmas at home. So by being away you do not need to decorated your house I assume. Glad you were able to meet up with some of your family.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Nice photo of the family at the restaurant. Fresh asparagus is delicious!

loulee said...

Great to catch up with family.

Jackie said...

What a lovely family. Thank heavens for friendly servers who help mark the occasion with a photo.

God bless.

Maria said...

Lovely day spent with your family.

Janice said...

You are having a lovely lead up to Christmas. Asparagus is such a treat at this time of year.