As you know, it's a year of weddings here at the homestead. My nephew is getting married on our property on the 4th of March and my brother who normally does very little around the house is in a frenzy of activity spreading bark, laying phase 3 power for the band and spruicing up every part of the garden except mine. It seems that as long as the view from the Marquee is fine, the rest can go to hell but hey, that's just him.
Meanwhile my own darling boy is getting married in July. Today the 'in laws' were taken for a tour of Riverside Oaks, a rather nice golf course and function venue near Windsor where I might add we've had many a delicious Mother's Day smorgasbord. We had the grand tour, a lovely lunch and the bonus of seeing kangaroos on the course. I know you probably think that they bound down Pitt Street in central Sydney on a regular basis and they're the next best thing to public transport, but actually seeing them in the wild is a bit of a trick. They're early risers and evening baskers and for an animal with such odd proportions, roos are amazingly invisible when they want to be. Anyway, it was a lovely day despite the overcast and muggy weather.
I'm very proud of these two. They're organising and paying for the whole shebang themselves. Why? Not sure. I guess they know I can't afford it, they're keen to tie the knot and also paying for it themselves gives them total control over everything. Thought you might like to share the venues just a few months before the big event.
|View down the Hawesbury Valley from the Church|
|Where they're tying the knot|
|Hope it doesn't rain|
|Hawkesbury Flood plains|
|The chosen venue for the reception|
|The Lodge . $1500 for 30 peeps if we can get them to commit|
|Nobody walks on this course|
|Mother and daughter, this is where the Bridal Table will be|
|Lunch on the verandah|
|Can you see them?|
|Just off the 15th Green . , . they still give me a thrill|
|And on the driving range . "Hey, this is a golf course, wankers!"|