Capricorns and a fairy tree

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Captain Cook with Andrew peering over his shoulder

Today is one of Andrew's daughter's birthday and the first of what will be four Capricorn birthdays to celebrate this week.  Her choice for the day's proceedings is to be a picnic in the park followed by a meal in an Italian restaurant in the evening.  Picnic is packed and we head to the park which houses Captain Cooks cottage, a glass house of beautiful flowers and a fairy tree.

Captain Cooks cottage was the one he was born in back in Yorkshire and was a gift to the people of Melbourne from the UK.  I particularly like the garden as the vegetables and herbs hold a special interest to me.  The fairy tree is found and there appear to be many little girls dressed in fairy gear taking the walk to see the tree.

The gardens of the cottage
  If we had known this was the thing to do I am sure that several of us would have been able to find something suitable to wear for the occasion.

Cricket bat and ball have been taken along and a game of sorts happens afte the picnic.  The hot house is in bloom with many beautiful fushias in hanging baskets and as standards. As it is a Saturday there are many cars and limmos pulling up at the park.  Briadal couples get out for photos while others are getting married in parts of the park. Some of the family head home after the picnic for a rest while we and the two daughters head into Melbourne Central to do some shopping.  Clothes and bling are bought and we then head for home.

A call from the Melbourne residents telling us to stay in town and head to Lygon Street, the food capital of Melbourne.  The restaurant is chosen and we have a great meal.  Afterwards the four of us head to Southbank to find the Belgian Beer Bar in the Eureka Building (the tallest building in Melbourne) where my son is working.  Now when you are on the ground, at night looking for the tallest building it is not an easy task to find it but we eventually do.  Drinks are bought and the girls try out cherry beer and a vodka pineapple special.  We try the coffee and a Stella.  A great day.


clearviews says:
We are a pretty cool bunch, aren't we?!
Posted on: May 08, 2011
festerwretch says:
I, too, am a Capricorn! :D
Posted on: May 02, 2011
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Captain Cook with Andrew peering o…
Captain Cook with Andrew peering …
The gardens of the cottage
The gardens of the cottage
Italian dinner in Lygon Street
Italian dinner in Lygon Street
photo by: jendara