Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A Visit from Oma and Opa, and a Celebration - March 24, 26 2013

The Easter Bunny came early this year in the shape of grandparents bearing gifts from Sydney. Their arrival was heralded by rows of children trooping up the stairs like so many Egyptian slaves carrying bag after bag chock-stuffed with goodies: to my delight not only Lindt bunnies but Campari, Bacardi and strawberry tart, too.
In case anyone on earth didn't know, Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunny is Lara's absolute favourite. Apart from Dark Chocolate 85% Coco. It's a close thing.

Lunch  (well dessert, in this case) on the balcony  - it may be autumn but still more than warm (at 34 degrees the other day). Never have dessert with fewer than three types of cake and five types of children.  
More group photos

Probably talking recipes or something

…And then the celebration. The 26th marked our one-year anniversary – an occasion in itself but we ALSO discovered a decent restaurant in Newcastle!! Only the second one so far, so it’s a rare find. OK, so you’re dying to know? Bocados at Warners Bay. Spanish. Finally, some honest-to-goodness nice cooking,  tapas reasonably authentic and not too dumbed down, not under the illusion that by waving large table napkins and coating your floor in marble you can pretend your food is worth the eating. Here’s the pork belly tapas (presented by Mr Walker with apparently slightly piratical tendencies)….   
... and here's me with a nice Tempranillo with slightly inebriated tendencies. Cheers to all!

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