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.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Our 30th Wedding Anniversary!

We spent a fairly ordinary day despite the auspicious occasion. Ken went to work, and I stayed home. I'm not working at the moment due to a severe bout of bronchitis, which has me barking like a mad dog. So I spent today pulling down the Xmas decorations, raking out the chook aviaries, reconciling bank statements, and generally tidying up. It was a very hot day, so I did the chooks first, then came inside to avoid the heat. Ken got home at his usual time of about 6 pm, with a bunch of flowers for me. God only knows how he got them home riding his bike....they did look a bit worse for wear, but I wasn't complaining - it is definitely the thought that counts!

For dinner, I made a nice cool salad with a few prawns and a variety of cold meats. Here is the kitchen table set up for tea, but minus the wine glasses, which were in the fridge keeping cold until Ken poured the wine. It doesn't look terribly sophisticated, does it...but it was so bloody hot, I just couldn't be bothered messing around any more than that.

After tea, we went into the hospital to see his Mum. She was quite bright - she remembered who visited her earlier in the day, and also knew that it was our anniversary. I waylaid one of the male nurses and asked nicely if he would take a photo for us and he was happy to oblige.

MIL doesn't usually like her photo being taken, as she says it never looks like her. This pic doesn't do her justice, but after all, she is nearly 96 and quite ill! But she understood why we wanted this photo taken tonight.
For our 'real' celebration, we are planning to go to The Windsor Hotel in Melbourne next Sunday for afternoon tea. I'll have to book in tomorrow, so I'm hoping they can fit us in; it is a very popular spot!


Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

O! how I wish I could be with you. I am tired of making ends meet in lou of going about seeing frends etc......What a nice meal it looked like and I am so pleased to now see Ken's mum she looked very good all things considered.

Have a wonderful time this weekend dear friends and no we did not see the tattoo but would love to see it with you both VERY!! soon I hope. (I sound like a broken record)I am sure!! :(


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