Sunday, October 09, 2011

Just back from Melbourne
I arrived home late yesterday after a wonderful week at Ali and Andrew's place - She celebrated her birthday  - (by the way Foxymoron - a very happy late birthday to you too) and was pretty pleased with some of her pressies - the shoes came from her big sister - and yes she can walk in them (just) - We really splashed out and Andrew booked us into the Rockpool - (Neil Perry's for those who care - it was excellent but I am a bit of a peasant and not terribly impressed by the names of places and the chefs as long as it is cooked well that's all that matters and as long as I don't have to cook it or wash up - but can't afford too many at that price or I may have to wash up...
Some shots of Ali and Andrew and one of me with an almost empty wine glass - and no I wasn't singing - although I was pretty happy. Andrew made her the birthday cake - the first cake he has ever in his whole life made and it tasted great - he was pretty pleased with himself. Its so good to see the little family traditions being carried on such as the chocolate freckles on the icing. Off now out to Beechwood (near Wauchope) to get my cats back from the cattery -












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8 comments:

Andrew said...

I've not been to Rockpool. I guess it is quite expensive. Once prices get near $30 for a main course, I lose focus on the food and instead thing about value for money. Looks like you had a good time anyway.

Cazzie!!! said...

Happy Birthday to Alli, and what an effort with the cake, magnificent :) Rockpool is a place I would love to go one day :)

FoxyMoron said...

Lovely photos, and omg those shoes, they're gorgeous.
And Alison just gets more beautiful doesn't she?
Glad you had fun but you didn't tell us what you ate at Rockpool?

Middle Child said...

Andrew - I am a bit like you - but the kids had it planned for so long...luckily they are not big drinkers so that side of it was inexpensive

Cazzie - its okay but I have had just as good in other places - sometimes people get hooked upon a name - I was just trying to impress (Hahaha)

Foxymoron - Alison is inside as beautiful lucky there - her health is a worry she still struggles - I had fish

JahTeh said...

A very nice effort with the cake but the shoes are making my knees ache.

Middle Child said...

Jahteh - she loves them

Ann O'Dyne said...

What A Big Night Out.
shoes are groovy, Ali is gorgeous, Andrew is a darling and Neil Perry couldn't make a cake that looks as good as that one.
You have many blessings dear M.Child X X

Shrinky said...

Isn't she drop-dead gorgeous? Those shoes look lethal! And that cake is amazing, what a masterpiece! Welcome home hon, bet the cats are happy to see you?