New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, May 10, 2010

MOTHERS' DAY PICNIC

We stayed with Carol and David on the weekend. They live at Vaucluse, Sydney only 10 min. drive from Sonya and Bernie at Bondi Beach. 

On Mothers' Day I woke up and looked out of the window at the sunrise over the ocean.

The locals walk their dogs along the coastal walk which passes in front of the apartment. She is drinking in the magical view of the ocean

The young ones took me for a picnic in the parkland grounds of Vaucluse House. It was wonderful to be with both my girls and SILs on this special day.

Vaucluse House is a 19th century, Gothic revival style historic house, kitchen wing, stables and out buildings set in 28 acres of formal gardens and parkland. It is a museum and venue for special events. There is also a restaurant where the girls wanted to take me but it was fully booked so they decided on a picnic in the grounds.

We had loads of fun and....

 a gourmet salad roll for lunch.....

..followed by games and nonsense.

We all agreed that it was a much better idea than a stuffy, expensive restaurant lunch.

I HAD A GREAT MOTHERS' DAY, THANK YOU KIDS!

11 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a fabulous fun day ... great photos. That first shot is simply stunning ... such a beautiful spot. This will be one day that becomes a treasured memory.

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  2. Oh how wonderful, Diane.... You all are so lucky to be all together on this special day. I'm envious--although I did have a wonderful day with one of my 3 sons.

    The pictures are great --especially that last one. Just think---this time next year, you'll have an almost-one-year-old in the picture also!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Ohh...a picnic is so much more fun and relaxing. I haven't been on a good old fashined picnic in years. How fun thoses photos look. Glad you had a great day!

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  4. That looks like great way to spend the day!! What lovely grounds! I love the pics of your wonderful family.

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  5. The picnic looks like it was much more fun than a restaurant dinner. You have a beautiful family! Great photos!

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  6. Hi Diane! Great party, great shots...
    We had Mother's Day on the first Sunday in May; it's not the same day everywhere... ;)

    Ephesus Masterpieces are at Blogtrotter Two for you to enjoy; I’m sure you’ll be impressed!! Have a great week!!

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  7. That's so adorable this waiting together ! with a daughter it is so different, I, with my son will only have the second role at the birth (probably !)

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  8. The picnic looks like fun and the weather was good to. However, I also rather like that restaurant.

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  9. Yes, that looks spot on to my eyes. Must remember that sort of thing for next year. I notice that Sonya didn't do much moving ...

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  10. What a wonderful day and what GREAT photo memories! Oh..it really looked lovely!

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  11. Fun with family makes for a longer lasting present than most bought ones.....it makes wonderful memories.

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