|Sonya and Fox|
It was our youngest daughter's 37th birthday last week. Sonya is in Sydney at the moment for her husband, Bernie's work. He is hosting Beauty and the Geek for Channel 7 again. Anyway they are going back to LA tomorrow, so we decided to give Sonya a surprise for her birthday. Together with her sister Carol-Ann, we organised for us to fly to Sydney for a birthday lunch with all of them but Sonya didn't know we were flying down for the day, she thought she was just having lunch with her sister, Carol-Ann and brother in law, David,
So, last Sunday, using our frequent flyer points we caught an early flight to Sydney. We were quite excited.
Carol-Ann picked us up at the airport and drove us to their apartment in Vaucluse. The view from their bedroom window is stunning.
They used to rent downstairs but they recently purchased this top floor apartment. The previous tenant left her balcony garden. It is quite lovely.
Bill enjoys the view from the lounge room while we wait for Sonya and family to arrive. We hid in the study until they had said their greetings and organised Fox's cot for his afternoon nap. Then we jumped out and said "Happy Birthday". They were all very surprised and happy to see us.
Papa gave Fox his lunch.
David made us gnocchi, mushroom sauce and salad. It was delicious.
Fox investigated every button available in Aunty Carol and Uncle David's home.
|We are so proud of our little family and we love them to bits. Photo by Carol-Ann|
Then it was time to say goodbye and catch a plane back to Brisbane. (A 2000k round trip in one day. That's one good thing about being and oldie, you can do mad things like this)
That was last Sunday. Tomorrow, Sonya, Bernie and Fox fly back to Los Angeles and we are flying away on another adventure too. We are going on a Western Australian Wildflower tour with APT. Then we fly to Adelaide in South Australia and meet friends for a tour around Pt Augusta and the Adelaide Hills including a historic train trip. We are catching the Indian/Pacific train back to Sydney. We will stay with Carol-Ann for a few days and then fly home.