Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Birthday Breakfast at Chateau Yering.

For my birthday this year, we decided to go to the Chateau Yering for breakfast, and invited a few friends and family members. They were grumbling about getting up at 6.30 am on a Sunday morning! But everyone arrived on time at 8 am, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We ordered a cooked breakfast, then nibbled our way through assorted foods including smoked salmon, muffins, Danish pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, with fresh juice, tea or coffee. The breakfast smorgasbord was closed at 10.30 am, and we escaped with leftover Danish pastries that would otherwise have been thrown out (ugh, I hate that kind of waste).


The entrance to the Chateau and gardens, from the car park. Sorry the photo is so dark, but as you can see, the sun was right in my face.

This is the historic homestead which has been turned into a hotel/restaurant. The interior is absolutely stunning.

Ken took this photo with me (on the right) looking pleased after opening my lovely presents. Look at the view of the gardens from the window!

Ain't love grand! Ken wasn't too pleased about this photo of himself, but he's gotten used to me telling him he is now a public face - LOL!

3 Comments:

Blogger Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Gina
Looks a lovely place to have a meal.
Are you still reading Di morresey books. . What are you reading now?

Sunday, 15 April, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

Happy Birthday Gina!!!!! :)
Hugs,
Patty

Monday, 16 April, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Thank you for your birthday wishes, Jeanette and Patty! I'm not reading any of Di's books at the moment, Jen. A friend gave me a huge carton of books to go to the opshop when I've finished with them.. well the opshop won't see them for a few months!!

Tuesday, 17 April, 2007  

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