Early this morning, Shannon, Eilish and Breandan arrived to Perth Domestic Airport from Adelaide for their Xmas present holiday. Their Tiger Airways journey was Eilish and Breandan’s first ever flight!
Today we stocked up on food at Subiaco Markets and then spent the afternoon in Kings Park from where the following photos come.
One of many parts of Kings Park I visited for the first time was the Banksia section of the Botanic Gardens.This immature and slightly deformed bloom was asking for its picture to be taken.
Shannon at the top of the elevated walkway and the kids further down; all looking out to the Swan River. The CBD is visible in the photo’s background.
The four of us with South Perth, the Narrows Bridge and the Swan River in the background
A couple of frogs playing around the water garden
Chauffeur, am I really meant to get into this?
The young lovebirds enjoying their first ever limousine ride
The Queen sent her congratulations
The delicious wedding anniversary chocolate cake
Cutting the cake
The family photo
Enjoying a hard-earned decaf cappuccino
Marga and Poppop’s diamond wedding anniversary celebrations on Friday were a joy to behold.
At 11am a stretch limousine arrived in front of Mum and Dad’s house in Henley Beach. Upon seeing the luxury vehicle Marga thought the chauffeur must have gone to the wrong address! 10 of us piled into the back of the custom vehicle for a tour of Glenelg, the Adelaide CBD and West Lakes, where we arrived to the Lakes Resort Hotel for lunch. This was my grandparents’ first ever limo ride after over 80 years of life!
Towards the end of lunch I read out congratulatory letters from all and sundry:
– Federal Opposition Leader Malcom Turnbull
– Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
– South Australian Governor Kevin Scarce
– Member for the Electorate of Grey Rowan Ramsey
– South Australian Premier Mike Rann
– South Australian Opposition Leader Martin Hamilton-Smith
– Governor General Quentin Bryce; and,
– Queen of Australia Elizabeth R
I knew my Mother’s parents were exemplary and popular people but I didn’t know their network extended this far! 🙂
On 9th April 1949 Marjorie (‘Marj’, ‘Marga’) and Edward (‘Ted’, ‘Poppop’) married in South West England. This Easter in Adelaide my maternal grandparents will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary – what an amazing achievement!