Well I like to think so anyway.....
This year both my sons, Brendon and Darren, made it to Sydney for my birthday weekend. We only see each other every now and then. Brendon lives in Brisbane and Darren is in Mt Isa.
The last time the 3 of us were together, was our trip to Japan in September 2008. So it's been a while.
We had a great weekend and went to a fantastic restaurant for lunch on the Saturday. If you are in Sydney, try 'The Sugaroom' on Harris Street Pyrmont. It's right on the water of Johnson Bay (the next one around from Star City Casino)....Lovely.
I've mentioned in an earlier post, how much I love books and a website, Booktopia.
The other great thing about having a birthday close to the 'EOFYS' (End of Financial Year Sales) is I can great books at really cheap prices. So this year was a book birthday.
Brendon and Sarah gave me 'Interiors Now'. Full of colour plates of Interiors from all over the world. A wonderful way to indulge and dream, on a cold winter day.
Russian Textiles is such a beautiful book. I left a magazine cutout around for possibly 2 years. A pretty blatant hint....you'd think so wouldn't you.
No it wasn't, not in my household anyway.
That weekend we all went on a shopping trip. The boys are actually good shoppers. Darren can shop almost as well as I can.
Borders is usually a definite stopover on any shopping trip, so I went looking. I wasn't leaving without it if it was there.
Of course it was going to be there, it was my birthday!
"Happy Birthday, Mum" - scored. Thanks Darren!
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