Saturday, 20 February 2010

A Social Butterfly!

That's what I've been this weekend so far!! I've been flitting from one play date, to another, one lunch out to another and having oh-so-much fun along the way! :0) It probably would have been better for my WAISTLINE if my socialising had been spread out a little more, but ... you only live once, right, so you may as well enjoy the ride! :0)

OK ... so ... as I said last post, I headed off down the hill to Brisbane bright and early Friday morning to spend the day with my Bestest Buddy Lynette. We had decided to have a bit of a relaxed day, stitching at her place before heading out for lunch. Well ... we DID spend some time at her place and then go to lunch ... we just seemed to skip the 'stitching' part of that plan! :0) You know how it is when friends get together - the chatting rages out of control and before you know it two and a half hours have passed and you've barely scratched the surface of what's been happening with you both since last time you caught up!

Well, we had a delicious lunch at Gardenway, one of our fave destinations as the food is fabulous  ... and FILLING! After chatting and joking with the friendly staff (part of the reason we keep going back!) we waddled into the gift shop for a little look-see. I did buy a set of three tins ... but forgot to take a photo - oops! We then returned to Lynette's place so she could whip something up for her kids' afternoon tea. And this gave her the perfect opportunity to test drive her birthday gift ... her appliquéd apron and tea towels ...

Doesn't she just look like Super Mum, ready to whip up bikkies at a single whisk! Tee! Hee! Hee! Well ... it took a bit more work than a single whisk, but her kids enjoyed freshly baked chocolate slice and were very impressed with her new kitchen fashions. And Lynette loved her apron and tea towels, so that was fabulous. Now I just have to find/make something for her Christmas catch up present! :0)

Then ...this morning saw me heading out to another social gathering - a few of the gals from After Five, the vocal ensemble I joined last year for the theatre restaurant production ... and stayed! ... had been talking about getting together for a 'Girly Outing' for a while. We finally did something about it today and enjoyed a DELICIOUS brunch. But you'll have to take my word for that, as I was too busy enjoying eggs Benedict with bacon and mushrooms to remember to take a photo! :0)

After enjoying a relaxing chat over a final latte, I then scooted home just in time to get a text message from the Lovely Lilly Linda to tell me she and her beloved, Tim, were just a few minutes from our place! YAY!! We enjoyed a relaxed lunch of chicken and salad on fresh bread rolls - prepared by my Beloved Geek Boy!! How spoiled am I to have a domesticated hubby!! :0) and chatted ... and chatted ... and chatted!! :0) Then, fortified with yummy lunch, we headed off to the showgrounds to the Antiques and Collectors Fair.

Ooooooohhhhh!!! The pretties we saw!!! But I was a good girl ... relatively ... and didn't blow the budget too badly, adding to my pretty bottle collection.


As I said I wanted to ... I collected a few more pretty blue bottles and couldn't go past the cute little clear bottle in the front (perfect to pop an incense stick in to make the house smell good!) and the gorgeous green bottle at the back was so pretty and so unusual with it's original glass stopper still in it, that I just HAD to bring it home. And that little yellow stool was a giftie from Linda and Tim that they found in an interesting shop on their way up the hill. Thanks Linda and Tim!! It will get a white coat of paint and be found a special spot to sit. And here are my bottles on the now almost-famous hutch ...


And the best bit was ... I now have TWO blue bottles to give my friend - they aren't in the picture, they've been put somewhere safe so I don't snaffle them for another display somewhere! Tee! Hee! Hee! I shall keep my eye out for a similar green bottle at my next foray to a collectibles fair, but then I think that will be it for this space - I'm trying REALLY hard not to clutter it ... AGAIN! Tee! Hee! Hee! So many treasures, so few flat surfaces to display them! :0)

Now, after traipsing around the collectibles fair, the four of us decided a bit of a caffeine boost was in order, so we hit one of my fave coffee shops - the Angel Cafe. This is what Linda ordered ...


How cute is this chickie!! :0) I think this was a chocolate crunchie gateau  ... or something similar!! And I had ...


A mango and lime torte and a chai latte. Hmmm ... not my best look, perhaps, but you can tell I was having a good time and I guess that's the main thing, right! Although, looking at my multiple chins, perhaps I should stop socialising at coffee shops! Tee! Hee! Hee!

PHEW! So ... there you have my social whirlwind of a start to the weekend ... and there's still SUNDAY to go!!! Probably going to have a quiet day tomorrow to make up for it. But it was so much fun catching up with Lynette and Linda and Tim. I don't make new years' resolutions as such, but decided this year I would MAKE more time to catch up with friends and family, cos they're the ones who make our merry-go-round ride of life worthwhile! I have to say, I'm enjoying putting that sort-of-resolution into practice!! Although ... perhaps I should have added one about losing some weight! :0)

And now ... I'm off to make toast and Vegemite for dinner, cos we have had SOOOOOOOOOO much food today! Tee! Hee! Hee! Hope to do some stitching tomorrow and since quite a few of you showed interest in a pattern for my patchwork shabby chic hearts, I shall start writing some instructions for that, so stay tuned. I hope you're having a fantastic weekend and managing to squeeze in some time to spend with friends and family, as well as a bit of time to spend just on yourself, doing something that makes you smile. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

11 comments:

ittybittyandpretty said...

when i read your blog i feel so happy..you are down to earth, friendly gorgeous to boot! my eldest loves angel cafe..she 'plays' it here at our home and calls herself 'linda' after the very chickie featured in your post. one day my lili will have her own angel cafe for real :)
i am making a promise to myself to come up that hill and meet you out at your fav spot for a bit of browsing and a chat...what do you say to that??
big smooches rosey

Beeeme! said...

Goodness Kris! You're BLONDE! please don't stay that way long, it may enter your brain and then where will u be?? We are still sold, but we had a change of buyer cos the first one was dragging his heels and someone offered us more money.

Ahh, Angel Cafe...yum!!

Stina said...

YUMMY... I love Chai Lattes...:O))))

Gail said...

It's so good to have fun with friends! I think we always eat too much then--cos we're too busy chatting to notice how full we are! Someone once said "calories eaten away from home don't count" oh that that were true!

Bec said...

My head is still spinning from all the butterfly socialising! You have had a fantastic week; and yes you take those as they come because when it rains it pours and floods; and there are also droughts.
Toast and vegemite for dinner (with milkshakes) is something we do here a bit if we have had a late or big lunch, and it is very yummy!
Love the hair!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I think you need a rest Kris...well you have had a perfect weekend...your apron and tea towels do look so good...love all your little bottles they are a good contrast on the hatch...well you have a wonderful Sunday...Peg xx

Susan In Texas said...

The cupcake kitchen-wear looks terrific on Lynette! She's a lucky girl to have a friend like you, Kris. 8) And those desserts look soooo yummy! I think I'll have 2 of the chocolate, 1 of the mango, hold the latte (discipline!) lol

Hugs,
Susan

Linda Lilly C said...

AAaah not only are you a wonderful social butterfly, you are organised enough to social butterfly in blogland as well!
We had a lovely day visiting you and finding some treasures and that cake (Violet Crumble cake yummm) was enough to fortify me down the hill and until breakfast the next morning.
Thanks again for another relaxing day with you and your medieval beau..I have a picture of that one!
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly C

Kerryanne English said...

Pefect... that's what your weekend has been gorgeous Kris. What could be more enjoyable than spending time with friends, laughing, antiques and let's not forget that cake!!!! Hhmmm... me thinks you must be full now!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I'm worn out just reading about it! That mango and lime torte looks fabulous!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG those desserts look divine.....sounds like a wonderful weekend so far.........

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