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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A DOUBLE CELEBRATION DAY

This post is a bit late but better late than never. On 10 May it was Mother's Day but it was also our 46th wedding anniversary so we thought this deserved a nice lunch out. We went to our favourite restaurant in Brisbane even though it is on the other side of town.
It is 'Des Alpes' a Swiss Restaurant operated and owned by our friends Monique and Nick. 

Even though it was a warm Autumn day we opted to sit inside.

 The food is cooked to perfection. I had Chicken Florentine.

 Bill had salmon

Still smiling after 46 years of marriage while we savour a delicious Tiramisu. We are fatter, wrinklier and have poorer eyesight than when we had dinner together forty six years ago.
My taste in drinks has improved. I prefer a red wine now rather than the Sherry I have here. Bill had a Swiss beer instead of the San Miguel in PNG.

31 comments:

  1. Love the comparison photo. Many congratulations and may I say you look as happy today as you did then.

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  2. Good one Diane.
    You still are just like that first one with the - good God - sherry - YUCK YUCK!
    and the San Miguel for Bill.
    Thank God for the red wine change, eh?
    But nothing wrong with Bill and the good ole San Mig!
    I loved that beer in my PNG days. Ordered in by the cartons from
    BP's in Lae! Oh funny days way back then.
    Far better than that "whatever" it was called - SP Greenie or Brownie stuff????
    Cheers
    Colin

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  3. Happy Anniversary, Diane.. The food looks delicious.. I love the chicken and salmon.. The photos both new and old are awesome.. Have a happy new week!

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  4. You are one year ahead of us ! Congratulations, we become rare species ! Aren't this röstis served with your food ? I love them. When we had our wedding anniversary last year, I wanted to invite all couples still married after 45 years. I found only one couple all the others were widowed or divorced !

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  5. A beautiful way to celebrate you double special day. There's a lot to be thankful for as you are both still smiling 46 years on - congratulations.

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  6. The smiles are just the same, despite the changes which have taken place in their immediate neighbourhoods. Congratulations.

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  7. You both still look good, congratulations with the milestone, ours is 45 almost now.

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  8. Well my goodness, Happy Anniversary and a belated Happy Mother's Day That was a lovely celebration and loved your smiling faces.

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  9. Belated congratulations Diane, 46 years is an amazing achievement and you look just as gorgeous as you did then, just in a slightly different way :)

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  10. Delightful. I am quite impressed that you could get the rather good San Miguel in PNG back then. It is certainly superior to Australia's basic beers. Who could have imagined how your life would turn out to be forty six years later.

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  11. Congratulations to you both, well done. I would have the salmon too B. We just had our 50th...

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  12. Congratulations and hooray for 46 happy years! Looks like a delicious -- and healthy-- lunch.

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  13. I am so glad you put the old you and the new you next to each other. i love both pics and congratulations on so many years together. i would have what you had... looks delish

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  14. how awesome are you two! happy anniversary and many more years of smiles, good food, drink and friends with plenty of adventures mixed in. :)

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  15. Happy Anniversary, belatedly. Dinners look delicious and you two look happy and ready for the next adventure! Life is good!

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  16. Happy Anniversary, Diane and Bill! Every year is precious and so is every wrinkle, as it means you have lived! Your celebratory dinner looked delicious!

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  17. Congratulations to you both. It is wonderful that you are both happy soul mates. You make me believe in love ...

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  18. A big Happy Anniversary to you both and you're still smiling ... that's so special. It looks as though it was well worth travelling across town to celebrate. Yum Yum!

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  19. Well happy anniversary to you both, we are all fatter, have worse eyesight and some wrinkles but if we are happy and loved we are doing ok

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  20. Congratulations on your anniversary. I think you both look great -- and happy -- in both pictures.

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  21. Wow, wow and wow! This is so special to go back in time and see you and your husband that many years ago! Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary, belated anniversary this is.

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  22. Hey - happy anniversary! A great looking couple, then and now. 46 years - golly!!!

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  23. Tee hee- I love the before and now shots! You're also less tanned! Happy anniversary! Mmmmwah!

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  24. Happy anniversary! 46 years proves you both made a good choice way back when! Love the now and then photos!

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  25. Nice 'time lapse' pictures - sherry is a drink that seems to have faded away a bit!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. Love the comparison photo. Belated Happy Anniversary.

    May 10 is always a reminder of the mother I miss so much. She would have been 100 on June 10 this year.

    Keep well, t'other Diane

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  27. Congratulations on your 45th Anniversary ! You both look as happy these days as you did so long ago. Still smiling and walking hand in hand after all these years, what could be better?

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  28. Congratulations Diane & Bill - a grand milestone! I have to admit my mouth was watering at the sight of the Tiramisu - my all-time favourite dessert!!

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  29. Belated congratulations, Diane and Bill, on your 46th anniversary and to you Diane for Mother's Day. It was great fun to see both the present and past photos as well. You two have the most wonderful adventures and wishing you many more.

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  30. Awww happy anniversary and absolutely wonderful that you two have the same lovely smiles you had 46 years ago!

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