Mothers Day-2014

 Mother’s Day, Down Under, 2014

Today, May 11, is Mothers Day…Down Under!  Last year it was breakfast with the offspring on the Saturday morning before Mother’s Day.

This year no such luck.  It was deemed, by Number One, that it was Number Two’s turn to ‘shout’ breakfast.  As our youngest works on Saturdays breakfast didn’t happen this year.  Of course our eldest, who I sometimes think has spiders in his pockets missed out on the ideal opportunity to win brownie points with Mother, and more importantly…a cheap breakfast shout!

So being at the proverbial ‘loose end’ someone suggested that MGW and I go out for lunch on Mother’s Day.  After some negotiation regarding venue and time, a 1.30 PM lunch was approved by MGW and yours truly.  Then a voice said, ‘the kids could probably come after church if lunch is that time!’  And so it was.  All of us together again.  A relatively rare occasion and an enjoyable afternoon.  So interesting to watch our offspring’s attitudes change and mature.

Now back to ‘shouting’.  As I said Number Two could not shout breakfast on Saturday, due to work commitments, so MGW and I (plus 2) booked a table at a nearby eatery for Sunday lunch.  Some things just don’t change…  Ah well!  Thank goodness for credit cards.  Definitely worth it.

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Image via/courtesy of  Number One son’s Facebook page.

All in all we had a very pleasant Mother’s Day.

I hope all other Mums around the world had a Happy Mother’s Day, this year, also.

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Travel Theme-Rivers

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My

Rivers

Travel Theme

for this week.

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Two wonderful rivers on two continents.

moorabool_0235Over a quarter of a century ago MGW and I stood precariously here for our wedding photos.

moorabool_0238It is Geelong’s, Barwon River and I used the word precariously as

the photographer kept telling us to ‘move back‘, towards the river!

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The Olifants River in Kruger National Park provided us with wonderful sights and experiences.

Some of these sights I will feature in my Look Up, Look Down post.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Rivers

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