Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia


Saturday, August 31, 2019

VILLAGE DINNER INDIAN STYLE

Every month managing director, Chiou See and her staff organise a special dinner for the residents of our retirement village. In August the dinner was an Indian Theme. Chiou See organised a guest speaker, Manju Jehu, who is an Indian migrant, and a Radio personality.
 She told us her life story and showed us how to wear a sari. She dressed Chiou See and Dana, one of the office staff. She also dressed one of the residents, Noni, and donated the dress to her.




Chiou See likes to arrange who we sit with so that we get to know all the people in the village but you can also ask to be sat with friends if you want to. This night my friend, Dot, asked for us to be at her table as she had invited her brother, who was staying with her from north Queensland.
Dot and I have known each other a long time. We were in beds next to each other when we were recovering from giving birth to our eldest daughters. We have kept in touch over the years and it is great that she lives in the same village as us.
 We have the choice between mild and moderately hot meals of chicken or pork. I chose the pork with vegetable dahl, rice and papadums.

Our residents' chairman, Ian, is thanking the visiting chefs and the high school catering students and teachers for making the night a success.

We had a good time.

22 comments:

  1. If only we would have a village like yours here in Waterloo ! What a nice fest ! We similar places here but not in Waterloo ! I don't mind leaving the house, but I don't want to leave Waterloo ! The picture of both of you is gorgeous !

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  2. This is fun Diane. I love seeing your reports of the special dinners.
    How lovely of her to donate the dress to Noni who looked beautiful in it, those colours suited her.
    Did you enjoy your meal?
    Great photos and I was thinking how nice it is for your long-time friend to be living in the same village :D)
    That's a really sweet photo of you both xx

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  3. You have a nice time living there.

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  4. That's a gorgeous shot of the two of you Diane, I bet your daughters would love a copy of that framed. Looks like lots of fun with good friends 💙

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  5. Hello, the themed dinner sounds like fun. The ladies look lovely in the dresses. Your community sounds wonderful, lots of great activities. I am glad you friend lives there too. Wonderful photos. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  6. HOw wonderful to live in a place that is so active and interesting.

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    1. a great idea for a party, you live in the most interesting of all places. love the sari's and the green in number 2 is my favorite.. glad you got to visit and sit with your lifelong friend

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  7. Diane, I love the portrait of the two of you! Did you get new glasses? I've always wanted red frames, but I chicken out and get tortoiseshell! Now all you need are those long red fingernails. This sounds like a fun evening.

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  8. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves.

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  9. It sounds like a lot of fun and I see you were camera ready.

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  10. What a unique and fun experience! Everything is so colorful :)



    My Corner of the World

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  11. A neighbour once showed me how to fashion a sari when I was a student. I remember all the folds being quite complicated. I agree with others that is a lovely portrait of the two of you.

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  12. That looks like a fun event, and what a nice photo of you two.

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  13. This sounds like another wonderful event in your village. I'm very impressed with the special programs that the village sponsors for all the residents.

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  14. These events are a great way of meeting other residents. I am very impressed with your retirement village. I don't know of any comparable ones here.

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  16. You guys seem to have lots of lovely events. I do know there are some wonderful care homes here (or at least one that I know of) where they do a lot of nice things because the residents are able bodied and have full mental faculties. They also pay an awful lot of money to live in such a place.

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  17. Wonderful, what a great event.

    All the best Jan

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  18. I know that I've said it before but I'll say it again: your community sounds like a great place to live.

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