Well, as it turned out I had to cancel the big birthday bash this year. No swinging from the chandeliers in front of thousands of friends and followers during this dreadful coronacrisis. My husband took the day off work and we headed across to MacMaster’s Beach for lunch at the Barefoot Cafe. I’d been there a few weeks ago and had a scrumptious prawn spring roll. Moreover, it was outdoors, the sun was shining and it has a priceless panoramic view sweeping across the beach and headlands. It’s pur magic and you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy it.
This birthday wasn’t anything special in a way. Last year, was the Big 50 and everything that goes along with that. I was hoping to have a big belated 50th birthday bash at some point, but along came the bush fires and now covid. I still haven’t entirely given up on the idea, but it’s not going to happen any time soon.
Anyway, I’d thought I’d share a few photos with you from the not so big day.
Meanwhile, as we all know, a birthday lingers on and goes on for a few days by the time you get around. Yesterday, we headed down to my parents’ place in Sydney for a birthday lunch with my parents and brother. That went really well and we had a fantastic chocolate cake from the local French patisserie/chocolate shop. I also had a chance to practice my piano playing on a real piano instead of my daughter’s keyboard as I wait for the Yamaha MX88 keyboard to arrive. Needless to say, Bach’s Minuet in G sounded infinitely better on mum’s Steinway Concert Grand. I know a poor tradesman always blames his tools, but the sound was like chalk and cheese. Mum gave me a few tips and I rummaged through her music collection and found a compilation of Easy to Play Classics. I am not too proud to admit that after a 20-30 year break from regular piano playing, that I’m not above going back to beginner pieces. That said, I can still play some of Moonlight Sonata and Fur Elise from memory. So, not all is lost.
It would be lovely to get together with all my blogging friends together under one roof and celebrate something…anything…one day. While it lovely and really interesting to mix with people from all around the world through blogging, it’s a pity that it’s so difficult to meet up in person. After all, I’d love to give each of you a piece of birthday cake and take you on a bit of a real life tour of some of these breathtaking local views.
Maybe one day…!