Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas is Coming

Well it is that time of year when friends get together to celebrate Christmas. Today it was a small group of ASOPIANS and their spouses who gathered at South Bank Parklands for lunch. ASOPIANS are ex students of the 'Australian School of Pacific Administration', which was a college in Sydney where students trained, who were going to Papua/New Guinea or the Northern Territory to work.

We caught a train to the Parklands and then walked through the Bougainvillea Arbour to the restaurant.
We were at college in 1962 and 63. The lunch was delicious. Salmon, Snapper, Barramundi, Garlic bread, salad and chips. A glass of wine and an iced coffee. Colin is happy with his bucket of prawns.

View of the Brisbane River and CBD from the Parklands.


  1. What a lovely celebration in a BEAUTIFUL place!

    Happy Holidays, Diane!
    God Bless,

  2. Fun. It looks like a beautiful day there also. I had to turn on my HEAT this morning. Nights are cold now.

  3. Hello and Christmas Wishes to you Diane and your family. Thank you for contributing to my Terrace Houses. I appreciate your comments - keep 'em coming.
    I have had lots of problems with my pc of late and will resume normal contact asap .. lynne

  4. You are the Queen of dining out Diane - good on you! I will enjoy the food vicariously through your adventures!

    I've taken to iced coffess up here - too damn hot to drink coffee the regular way.



  5. Sigh, that Boginvilla Arbour looks so lovely, I would love to have been in your pocket or bag to tag along for that.