The last few days have been quite pleasant really. Thursday was my birthday. A special thanks to all those who helped celebrate that in your various ways - emails, phone calls, presents, organising of cakes, lunches with me, partying with me etc etc.
On Thursday, I went to Sth Yarra with 2 friends for lunch. We spent hours talking, sitting & eating - a most pleasant way to spend an afternoon, especially having the sun streaming in and sitting directly under the heater (Melbourne is COLD at the moment!). That night went out with my parents to Nth Fitzroy Star.
Friday night went out with a very good friend for dinner to our fav. local Spud place for dinner. They have just done it up and we just had to go and have dinner there (I was by then in the mood for a low key dinner!) - and we discovered they have added two new spuds to their menu. Need to try those - Dahl Makhani and Chicken Korma.
Then I had a party - a drop in and have a drink and celebrate at the bar/cafe place that is several of our second home - Wesley Anne. It's a place where several of us are very much "regulars" and it was lovely to selebrate there. People came and went, many stayed for hours and a good time was had by all. A couple of people made cakes (thanks guys!) and I had happy birthday sung to me ... and the guy who runs Wesley Anne gave me a free shot!
On Saturday arvo. I went to the Art Gallery and had lunch with two other good friends. Their is an Impressionists exhibition on in Melbourne at the moment and I love Impressionist art. A relaxing lunch and fun afternoon.
Later I had dinner with someone to talk about some things and then we went off to a friends house warming party.
Yesterday, went to our Sunday gathering and had an ace time ... then went to friends for lunch (with others) stayed for several hours, came home and had other in and out here during the evening.
A very full but very good week or so.