4 August 2008

News, Fun and Mail

The last week has been quite eventful!

* It started with my DS and his GF surprising everyone by getting engaged on Sunday night! Congratulations to both of them! D is a lovely girl and is already part of our family. They are both very happy.
We will wait to have a party after DDs wedding.

* Then, I received my prize in the mail from Lynette at bluebirdquilts. Such a fabulous prize!

A lovely pack of fabrics, a pattern for a Crab apple Hill design "Indian Summer Pillow" (I love the look of this pillow), embroidery threads, buttons, a fragrance sachet, a nifty little magnetic needle case (how did she know I always lose needles?), a postcard, and a delightful Christmas card, all wrapped in Chrissy paper and decorated with a bow and curls.
Thank you once again, Lyn!

* Then, on Sunday, I headed off to the vineyards in "Newcastle's Famous Tram" with DD and her friends, to celebrate her approaching marriage. (Some called this her Hen's Day out, but I prefer the term Doe's Day out.)

We had a great, fun day! I could highly recommend anyone doing this if they are ever in the Hunter.

We went to 5 different vineyards for tastings, the Chocolate and Fudge Shop, the Cheese outlet, with seemingly zillions of cheeses, olive oil and icecream and gelato, and finished up with a liquer tasting at the 5th vineyard. We also had a lovely BBQ lunch, provided, with several yummy salads and the most beautiful melt in your mouth steak!

Everyone had a fun day! Lots of laughs, including dressing the bride in a garter, veil, badge, special earrings, a white glam cowgirl hat with a crown on the front, etc.

I did quite a bit of tasting (didn't get drunk - I swear I didn't) and buying (of course!).

I couldn't take a photo of the fudge, because it was so moreish, I ate it all before I could snap it! The cheeses I bought might last a bit longer!


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely week, Lindi! Congratulations to your DS and his new fiance. When is your DD's wedding? I'm looking orwardto seeing a photo.

    It was so delighful to see your happy post come in just now on my Google Reader because I'm in bed with a bad cold/flu (and my trusty little RED TOY aka computer) and feeling uite second-hand. You've brightened my day - as usual!