50th Celebrations - Part One - the garden party
Seeing as my family weren't around for my birthday a few weeks ago, there was a convergence of the sisters (and daughters, niece and nephew) at my place this weekend gone.
The intention was that they would take me out to some fancy restaurant for a meal, after a day of browsing round the shops.
But thankfully, we came up with a better plan. It was a hot day (for once this summer), perfect to go up to the local cheese store and stock up on supplies for a garden party.
That way, nobody had to drive, we didn't have to chase kids round shops, and, even better, we could CROCHET!
Sister #3 even donned her vintage apron for the occasion.
While sister #4 made sure she brought out the bags of crochet.....
We have a rustic table made out of an old door (which came of the aforementioned cheese store, funnily enough), which is under a shade tree. Perfect.
This fruit platter was delicious.
So, we had a lot of my favourite things - trout, smoked salmon, cheese, pate... We had quince paste, native raspberry paste, olives, dips, dukka and, of course, crusty bread. (Did I leave out the wine?)
I bought this jug that morning for $8 - bargain!
And sister #3 was kind enough to match her top to the floral arrangement.
And, of course, a little rest after eating....
More to come in Part Two - Generational Crochet Party