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11 May 2014 @ 07:07 pm
Mothers Day 2014  
I had no idea what was happening today, only that I was being collected by my son at 11am and would be meeting up with my sister at some stage. Ended up on the north side of town, on the Redcliffe peninsula, at a gorgeous restaurant called The Golden Ox. Beautiful food, lovely surroundings, and great company with Jay (son) and Jess, my sister and her husband, and my niece and her fiance. The restaurant was serving a special Mothers Day menu for lunch, with three choices of entree, main and dessert. For entree I ordered a prawn martini - harkening back to the 70s staple, the old prawn cocktail, but this time with king prawns,avocado mousse and tomato salsa. Main was barramundi encrusted with macadamia nuts on a bed of mashed potato - it was heavenly! Dessert just wasn't happening, after all that.

I've only been to Redcliffe on one other occasion so we had a look around after lunch. We ended up at Pelican Park at Clontarf - it's supposed to be famous for kite-flying on Sundays but we must have been too late, for there wasn't a kite to be seen. It was still nice to stroll around, with the weather co-operating to make it a pleasant day.

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Pelican Park, looking back along Hornibrook Esplanade to the bridge. Complete with pelicans.

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Another view from the same spot, looking back to the city (if you squint, you can see the high-rise cluster in the distance).

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Nice shot of Jay and Jess. They're smiling because of what's going on in the background -

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My sister, trying to Cumberbomb the photo.

Afterwards the kids came back to mine for coffee before heading homewards themselves.

I'm so full, still, from lunch that I'm not planning on having any dinner. Maybe some toast later, but right now (it's 7pm) I don't think I could eat a thing.
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on May 11th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)

Happy Mother's Day!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and the photos are lovely.

miwahnimiwahni on May 12th, 2014 10:21 am (UTC)
I sure did have a wonderful time, thanks.
mrua7mrua7 on May 11th, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
Happy Mother's day!
miwahnimiwahni on May 12th, 2014 10:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! I loved the flowers you posted to the Canteen.
mrua7mrua7 on May 12th, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
Glad you liked them! I love flowers and would surround myself with real ones every day if I could.
nerthusnerthus on May 11th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a lovely day!
miwahnimiwahni on May 12th, 2014 10:22 am (UTC)
It really was, with close family around. They're all treasures.
sunray45: B&D Leaningsunray45 on May 12th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
And the weather was lovely! Great way to spend the day with family and love the photo of Jay and Jess; they make a lovely couple. I do love that mad sister of yours too. *g*
miwahnimiwahni on May 12th, 2014 10:23 am (UTC)
The weather was just perfect, wasn't it. And I have to agree about Jay and Jess, although I might be a tiny bit biased.
Dee is mad for sure; she did that in just about every photo, calling out "cumberbomb!" as she jumped.
moonlightmead on May 13th, 2014 08:24 am (UTC)
Those are lovely photos of the family. You must be very happy with them all. Including your sis :)

Barramundi and macadamia nuts - this sounds so exotic to me. I had to google both of those :)

And yet another hilarious icon. I must get into the swing of the whole appropriate icon thing, because I love yours!
miwahni: Boosh Tarantula eggsmiwahni on May 13th, 2014 11:06 am (UTC)
Thank you - I think they're great but I could be slightly biased. *g*

Barramundi is delicious, as are macadamias. I've never tried them together before, but it made a great combination.

That icon is the soup crimp from The Mighty Boosh. I loved that show! I have close to 200 icons uploaded but there are some I rarely use - every so often I cull the list then add a couple of newies. They're fun.