14th/16th May 2017

Sunday, the 14th was Mothers’ Day, and tomorrow, the 16th is Peter’s Birthday. We had quite a few visitors yesterday and received congratulations and gifts. Peter’s cakes were praised a lot. In the evening Caroline’s future mother-in-law came to visit, and we had a very pleasant evening with her as well as Caroline and Matthew.

We are waiting for the guests to arrive for coffee and cake.

This time I took no pictures of any of our guests. However I took lots of pictures earlier on that Sunday morning.

We are going to have a “Sekt Frühstück” for Mothers’ Day. Caroline is already pre-warming our coffee cups with hot water.


The coffee cups are filled, Caroline served some fried eggs and Peter has poured the “Bubbly”. We also had a lovely Vietnamese bread-roll each (warmed up in the oven) and of course some butter.

During the morning Caroline cooked some chicken soup for her Papa to enjoy during the week. She was concerned that Peter would not find the time to cook the soup for himself as he usually does. She knows that I am not so keen on cooking this soup since I do not like the smell or taste of such soup. This is very odd, I guess, that I am very sensitive to the smell of chicken. While this soup was cooking, I went for a little walk and took some pictures. I always find my walks more enjoyable when I can frequently pause to take pictures!

When I returned home later on I did some cooking for lunch: Potatoes, Sauerkohl, heated up red cabbage and Bacon Pork Chops. For desert we had vanilla ice-cream and cherries. And for drinks we had beer and/or wine.







Peter overtook me in Lakelands Park on his a bit more fast walk/run.

I had already left home while Peter was getting ready for his outing. I was surprised when he passed me and could not resist to take this picture of him!



I liked it that I had time to stroll on a bit further. I ended up in a street where I had not been for a while. The above street sign is now nearly totally engulfed by this well growing palm tree.

I went along that lane walkway that is to be seen in the other picture. Next to the lane on the left side is this huge tree. I wonder, has it grown any further since I saw it last. Some time ago the man who lives on the right side of the lane talked to me about this tree. He was very concerned that one day in a storm it might fall over on his house!

Today now, I took some pictures of the presents that Peter and me received yesterday. The bottle of Greek Brandy Peter and I bought together for we do not want to give to each other any other gifts. As can be seen, we shared about half the bottle with our guests the previous night.



Here the camera went off by itself. Well, I think it is worth keeping this picture!

4 thoughts on “14th/16th May 2017

  1. The camera takes interesting photos, from good perspectives, when it takes photos by itself! 🙂
    And when you take photos with the camera they are great, too, Uta! 🙂
    What a lovely welcoming table for loved ones on Mother’s Day! 🙂 It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful day! 🙂
    I need to google “Sekt Frühstück”, and learn something. 🙂
    Happy Birthday, again, to Peter!!! 🙂
    Birthday (((HUGS))), too. 🙂

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments with Birthday wishes for Peter. By the way “Sekt” is the German word for sparking wine, which in Australia is often called “Bubbly”. On very special days you may have it for breakfast, right?

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