I was wakened early - Tanya had arrived and she was still in
her dressing gown and pjs!
Struggled up and we had a morning coffee together
We were all ready to listen to Brett's game via internet radio
from the USA, and this was due to start at 7.00am our time
Once I was sufficiently awake it was present time!!
I had strict instructions from Tanya as to the order I was to
Card first - and it is a very appropriate choice
for this menopausal Mum!!
The card had blank lines that were to be filled in as I opened
First - an awesome pair of Elvis Presley 'Jailhouse Rock'
pyjamas Flanalette pants and top and a singlet as well
They look terrific and it is well known I am a great fan of the
I look very modern!!
Second - a very nice "dressy top"
This was specially chosen by Tanya following the rules as decreed
by Trinny and Susannah from the television show, "What not
I would not have even looked at it on a rack in a shop but it
is perfect for me
Once again Tanya shows her skills at choosing nice stuff for
Third - some Ferrero Rocher chocolates
Everyone should have some!
We were waiting for an update on the radio about Brett's game
that was in a rain delay
As we were listening the announcer came on to say that there
was a special message from Brett to his Mum in Australia
He had pre recorded it for me!!
It was lovely to hear his voice and so nice of him to have organised
it - and yes, I had 'a little tear' as you will see in one of
The last thing he said was he hoped I enjoyed my Lunch
That was the last gift that was to be added to the blank line
on my card which I had forgotten about for a moment in the excitement
of hearing Brett's message!!
Tanya and I then settled down and watched two movies and then
dressed ourselves up for lunch
Geoff took some pics of us before we set off
The restaurant is on the Trinity Beach Esplanade and it was absolutely
gorgeous down at the beach - I love going there for meals
We started off with Bruschetto, which is ciabatta bread with
roma tomatoes, garlic and basil - scrumptious!
For our main course I had smoked chicken with pumpkin and roasted
macadamia nuts risotto - it was 'delighful'!!
Tanya, after much deliberation, had a spaghetti with pesto and
That was 'delightful' too!!
We had such a nice time down there chatting and enjoying our
We had to let our dinner settle to make room for our desert!!
Tanya had Chocolate Mud Cake - she and Brett always have that
I had L'Unico Tiramasu - which I will always have when I go there
from now on
It is a coffee flavoured desert to die for!!
We stayed a little longer enjoying the ambience then made our
Tanya went home for a sleep and I had to go and have one too!!
Geoff has now sorted all the pics he took and they are a lovely
memento of a great day
As I am writing this I am thinking how lucky I am to have such
a wonderful family
I have two great kids who I love dearly
Between them and their Dad - they always do nice things for me
and look out for me
I am blessed
Now click on the "PLAY"
button in the controls below
to hear Brett's message from the USA (165Kb 'wma' file)
This sound clip
from Brett was organised with assistance from
Jason Dambach, the Altoona Curve Game Commentator --- Thanks,
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Enjoying spectacular views
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From market fresh seafood to traditional pasta dishes and Neapolitan
pizza favourites like a 'Margherita'
L'Unico promises a truly outstanding dining experience
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to share the events of the day over a few drinks with friends
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