Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A SPECIAL WEEKEND

Last Thursday we flew to Melbourne for a special long weekend. Friday was our 50th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday was Mother's Day and Monday was Fox's birthday.
David and Carol came from Sydney and they organised us to stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel it was a lovely hotel with nice views of the city.
Bill and Carol were impressed with the flower arrangement in the foyer.

It was a typical Melbourne autumn day, grey with showers but it brightened in the evening as we looked out of our window.

Then we went to the Swiss Club to meet Sonya and the boys for dinner. Bernie couldn't make it because he was working. (acting in a TV series called "My Life is Murder")
We had fondu, rosti, sausages, schnitzel and far too much. I was so busy talking to Sonya and hugging the boys that I forgot to take photos except when Fox showed me his Student Councillor badge.

The next day was our anniversary and Carol and David took us to the European Cafe for breakfast. It was delicious. 

Afterwards, Carol and I left the men to their own devices and we went shopping. The shopping in Melbourne is fabulous. So may beautiful stores with high fashion and expensive stuff. Carol bought me new shoes, jumper and scarf. She bought herself shoes and we spent ages looking for a jacket for her but she couldn't find exactly what she liked until we were ready to go back to the hotel when she spotted one but she changed her mind when she saw the price $450.

We ignored the temptation to have coffee and cake in the Arcade.

That night Sonya organised a booking at Fatto a popular Italian Restaurant for our anniversary dinner just with the grown ups.

The young ones gave us hand made gold handled serving utensils and a gold pass to the movies for a year. They are wonderful people and we are so proud of them and thankful for caring about us.

Happy Anniversary. 50 years together and still in love.

We didn't bring our cameras to Melbourne so it was phone camera time at Southbank. Another two days and two celebrations to go.

22 comments:

  1. Fantastic way to spend all three celebrations and all lovely family photographs. Yes those flowers are impressive! Happy Anniversary, Happy Mother's Day and a Happy Birthday to young Fox.

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  2. Oh my word! Everything looks fabulous! The food, the sightseeing, the shopping, the hotel. Congratulations on reaching such a huge milestone in your marriage.

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  3. Congratulations. What a way to celebrate. That's a lovely photo of the two of you. The love just radiates from you both.

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  4. Congratulations - well done on your 50th.
    Lovely photos.
    Nice family shots.

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  5. What a wonderful weekend you had with your family. Happy 50th Anniversary, you will have many happy memories.

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  6. That was really a special weekend ! We will follow on October 11 with our 50th anniversary !

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  7. Congratulations! We almost are of the same time, ours is next year!

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  8. Congratulations. What an action packed weekend. You will need to go on a diet after all that fabulous food.

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  9. Hello, Congrats and Happy 50th Anniversary! Happy belated birthday to Fox. It looks like a great way to celebrate. The food looks delicious, nice gifts. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  10. You do have a wonderful family. Congratulations on your 50 years together! You truly celebrated in style.

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  11. No complaining about Melbourne weather? Happy anniversary to you both. Fifty years without killing each other is quite an achievement. That must be true love. I can see where you were in each photo. My Melbourne. The cheers photo of you clinking glasses is just so lovely.

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  12. Love this post Diane.. huge congratulations on your 50th anniversary 🎊🎉🎈✨ I love that your girls organised such a super treat for you. Enjoy the rest of the celebrations 💙

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  13. the perfect celebration for all 3 events and all together. love that view out the window. I tried not to look at the FOOD. quick scan says yum... 50 years together is an event to celebrate. happy anniversary

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  14. I love those gift ideas!! I had no idea you could get a gold pass to the movies...how wonderful! Congrats on the Wedding anniversary!! Cheers to many more - HUGS

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  15. Belated very Happy Anniversary wishes to you both and that's quite an achievement to have shared life together for 50 years. You are enjoying the good life with family and that's is well deserved and so wonderful to see. Thanks, Diane for sharing this post of a wonderful celebration and much continued happiness and love to you and Bill. Your gifts sounded lovely and the window photo was beautiful too.

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  16. Happy, Happy #50.
    It looks like you have had a fabulous time with your Hubby and family celebrating together.
    Family time is the best.
    $450.00 is too rich for my blood too.

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  17. Happy 50th anniversary. What a great celebration. We have 5 more years before meeting that milestone.

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  18. Happy Anniversary! It looks as if your speccial weekend got off to a great start.

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  19. Happy 50th wedding anniversary Diane and happy birthday to Fox. My parents celebrated their 60th on Monday.
    It's been many years since I've been in Melbourne, but I remember that Arcade well and also the lovely area of Southbank.

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  20. 50 years of marriage is a wonderful accomplishment, and what a delightful way to celebrate. Congratulations!

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  21. Such a special weekend.
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    Happy Anniversary Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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