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Monday, May 12, 2014

Celebrating...

What a busy weekend it's been :-)...
The card that DH presented to me on Sunday night says it all...lol

It all started on Friday Night with another Parish Trivia Night...we now have 2 such evenings a year. These nights are lots of fun with much laughter and fellowship. There are 6 of us who usually form the nucleus of our team, and various other friends join us. 



On Friday night, my art lecturer from my 2nd year at teachers' college, and his wife,joined us. Sadly we had no 'Art' type questions, but Graham has lots of other knowledge. DH is renowned for his knowledge of Sport, Movies, Musicals and Songs/music. One of the rounds of questions consisted of lines of songs being read out and you had to guess the song's title which would contain a place name...not easy without the tune sometimes. 

One song that no one seemed to know but the words 'rang a bell' somewhere for me. It had maths facts like 6 and 3 is 9 and 9 and 9 is 18.  I racked and racked my brain to remember the rest of the words as I recalled that the song is on the Blues Brothers album on my iPod and it's a favourite song as I ride my exercise bike... I remembered in time before we had to hand over the answer sheet...Chicago! The song was Sweet Home Chicago!  Lol...

Our team won the night...luckily no tie breaker was needed, because that was a very difficult set of anagrams to solve. The photo below shows our 'loot'. 

 Those bags contained a bottle of white wine, a slab  of Rocky Road and a jar of homemade rosella jam. 

On Saturday night most of the family gathered at our house...I had said no gifts but I was thrilled with the Garden Centre voucher, the Bunnings gift card and some vouchers for La BoĆ®te Theatre here in Brisbane. 
Everyone brought something for the meal and these 2 darlings took charge of the BBQ...



After my lovely evening on Saturday, the spoiling continued...on Sunday morning I got taken out for breakfast too as it was Mothers' Day. 
And while I was out at breakfast, the flowers on the right were delivered; a surprise from DD2 and her partner. The yellow arrangement was on the table in the cafe where we breakfasted...it had a label saying 'Please take home with you'...a lovely gesture from the owners of Expresso 351 at Taigum. 

The other flowers were from DH. When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I had said 'a bunch of flowers and a home cooked dinner'....and that's exactly what he did. The meal he cooked was delicious; oven baked salmon with salad. 

8 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Maria - I seem to know so many people with Birthdays close to Mothers Day! Any meal I don't have to cook is USUALLY delicious!!! - and you can't beat salmon.

Vireya said...

Happy belated birthday!

Congratulations to the trivia champions.

That was a very full weekend.

Dorothy said...

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful birthday and Mothers Day. Congrats on the trivia win too - sounds like you all enjoyed the evening. xox

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Happy Birthday Maria. Delighted you had such a lovely weekend.

Anthea said...

Lovely to read about your Birthday & Mother's Day, Maria - all that socialising & family time is just wonderful x

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shez said...

wow what a wonderful time you had Maria and you deserve spoiling,thankyou for sharing.xx

Nanette said...

Happy birthday Maria, what a lovely full weekend you had, and lots of fun.