m is for…magnificent

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

For the first time, Jay & I shared today together with both our fabulous Mothers; we spent the day with a Jay-made-brekkie of pancakes, a walk with the dogs (Harley and the next door neighbour dog Bella) on the beach and had a special lunch at Peppers Anchorage resort in Nelson Bay.

Harley out & about in Nelson Bay
and random stuff in Mum’s back yard

Lunch at Pepper’s Anchorage was wonderful. The Mother’s Day special menu, the location and staff were just lovely. It was a treat to have both our Mum’s in the same place! It’s the first time we’ve had that since our wedding 6 years ago!

the Mum’s (L-R) Lizzie & Lua
Lua & Jay
Mel & Lizzie

a special Mother’s Day 3 course selection

celebrating with champers!

the entrees

mineral water
the Mum’s have the tomato & feta salad
Jay has pumpkin soup
Mel has the mezze plate

the mains

Lua has the salmon
Lizzie, Jay & Mel have the chicken with avocado & corn salsa

the dessert

Lua has the pistachio brownie
Lizzie has the creme brulee
Jay & Mel have the pear tart

Lunch took 3.5 hours! It was such a nice afternoon just eating, drinking, chatting & laughing with our Mums. What a treat!

Meanwhile back at my Mum’s place, Harley was entertaining himself with a balloon…

So to all you who are a mum or mum-to-be….hope you know that you are loved and appreciated and had a wonderful day!

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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