Friday, April 20, 2012

Lovely, smoggy Melbourne and family :-)

We travelled to Melbourne to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday. We surprised him with a special dinner. There were gifts, lots of kissing and hugging, a couple of short speeches and much love.

We also did lots of catching up with other family members; regrettably I didn't take any photos of them!!! Damn! 

We went into the city to see a FANTASTIC  exhibition by William Kentridge and had lunch at Southbank and caught trams and had coffee at Brunetti's. All very 'Melbourne' and great fun and enhanced by perfect autumn weather. 

Mum and Dad, sons and daughters

The adorable couple :-)
Grand daughters and friends

Ian Potter Centre

Like all shop cake these look much better than they tasted, they were okay though

Collins St trams

Looking down Flinders Street

The Yarra from Princes Bridge

St Paul's Cathedral

It was a still day and the pollution hung in the air, it was like looking through vaseline. This is the intersection of Swanston and Flinders Streets, curiously empty of people and cars (for a split second!)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

a good weekend

Perfect autumn weekend. Great weather, hanging around home doing stuff, eating good food and working on the paintings. Love it!

This was fabulous 'beef and reef' that Danz made for dinner on Saturday evening. Too good.

Tonight it's steamed veges with pesto so I picked this crop out of our garden. The basil for the pesto was out of the garden too. It doesn't come any fresher than that.

Now, back to the studio :-)