Last weekend my GKB celebrated his 70th birthday!
All the extended family gathered to party with him.
Well when I say all the family gathered
I mean all 22 of us who live in Otago.
We have family in the other island
as well as overseas in Asia -
just a bit far to travel for tea!
Traditionally we meet for a meal somewhere.
This time we gathered at a hotel down
the hill from my eldest daughter.
We threatened her with coming back
to her place to cut the cake
but the roads were so icy we
decided against it.
Middle grand girl who is 14 baked the cake and I think
she did a pretty good job of it.
It was rich and decadent and covered with
mostly melted chocolate for icing.
We had a private bar which was at the back of the pub
and was fully self contained, loos and all,
so we didn’t disturb any of the other diners
and the little grand boys could play around
without anyone getting upset.
The grand boys thought it was great fun
to sit on high bar stools at a
high round table to eat.
of going to the big footy game, big sacrifice,
our teams last for the season,
but we had a big TV in the corner of the room
and so we turned it on and kept
the sound down and all the fans were happy!