So ... it's just fortunate that I did all my socialising early in the weekend. :0) It all started on Thursday (it's my last work day for the week, so from knock-off time, it's my weekend! :0) ) with a text from my stitching/blogging buddy the Fabulous Fiona inviting me to join her for lunch ... along with a couple of 'travelers'. :0) It seems fellow-arctophile Michelle from Rag Tag Stitching and Raewyn from Farm Girl Stitching were enjoying a girly road trip and looking for company ... and FUN! :0)
Oh! Look! There we all are. We had a lovely lunch with lots of chatting, lots of giggles and lots of just plain relaxing in good company. It was great to catch up with Michelle again and pretty special to meet up with Raewyn, since she's one of the lovely ladies joining Sweet Peg and me for OPAM ... all the way from that far eastern suburb of Australia ... you know ... New Zealand! Tee! Hee! Hee! And of course Fiona and I often find ourselves sharing the naughty corner ... though we can't work out WHY?!?! Can you?!?! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thanks for a lovely arvo, gals!!
There was also an outing on Friday night for our fortnightly Friday Night Frolics ... also known as Sit N Sew. :0) Fiona was along to play there, too ... two play dates in one week - Woo! Hoo! :0) No photos though cos I was SOOOOOOO busy
stitching ... errr ... CHATTING! :0)
Then Saturday morning saw my Beloved Geek Boy and me pack my parents into the car to take them for a little drive to nearby Ravensbourne for a belated birthday brekkie for Dad. Ravensbourne is a gorgeous rainforest-y area that has a lovely national park and lookout, as well as several B&B retreats ... including Sketches, which was our brekkie destination. Here's Mum enjoying the view ...
... rolling green hills, lovely lush trees. A wee bit damp, as you can see from the table there ... and more than a wee bit coolish, so we decided on an INSIDE table! :0)
... where we all ... including the birthday boy! ... enjoyed a YUMMO brekkie! Friendly service, DELICIOUS food and GORGEOUS views ... we've put this on our "Return Visit" list ... preferably when it's a bit WARMER so we can enjoy sitting outside, closer to the view! :0)
Here we all are, happy smiles with full tummies ... all rugged up for the weather. :0) We also did a bit of a drive around to see the aforementioned look-out and two dams that are a hop-skip-and-a-quick-drive from our place before heading home to do a bit of gardening ... then stoke up the fire to cope with the creeping cold ... EEP!!
Sadly, the weekend is almost at an end and tomorrow we have to go back to being grown ups ... SIGH!!! Hope you've had some lovely weekend outings and adventures, too, and that the coming week is FABULOUS!! :0) Til next time ...
BRRRRRRRRR! BEAR HUGS!!