Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to Janene!



We have had a lovely day today celebrating SH's sisters 50th Birthday. SH and I headed off nice and early and met the rest of the family and her friends at the Clyde winery in Bannockburn. We enjoyed a beautiful meal of antipasta and wood fired pizzas. The winery overlooks a valley that unfortunately at the moment is a dust bath but could be spectacular when it's had some rain and becomes green.
This window believe it or not is in the individual ladies toilet, looks out onto the valley! Trust me I had a good look first to make sure no one could accidentally wander to the other side and look in!!!
Loved these pots attached to the wine barrels where the outside pizza oven is. Looked so nice and provincial.
Realised I forgot yesterday to tell you we are flying in and out of LA and will just spend some time on the West Coast. My first request for advice for our holiday - please! is about accommodation. We can book accommodation here through a travel agent but it is going to be very expensive and is worked on a per person rate not a price for the room. Is this normal? I am wondering whether I am better trying to book something directly online. Any ideas for websites for accommodation or hotel chains that are reasonably priced and reliable???
It is my 1 year blogoversary today - gosh it has gone quickly and been such a rewarding experience. I have made some wonderful friends and been inspired by so many people. I am not having a giveaway to celebrate as I have a few 'care' packages to send off this week to some blogging friends that need a bit of TLC!!

10 comments:

April said...

Happy Blogaversary!

April xx

Owens Family Adventures said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!! I am so excited for you guys that you are coming to the States!!! You are going to have so much fun!!!! Wow, I am feeling very exclaimationy today. hahahahaha
hugs!!
dawn

Indigo Blue said...

What a thoughtful thing to do Lise! Care parcels, Hmmm what a good idea. Sorry, not been to America but if you decide to go to Italy then let me know as I could help you with that.

Mistea said...

Happy Blogaversary. May there be many more. Enjoy planning that trip, the west coast is one of the nicest parts of the US, try to get out of California, travelling up the west coast is well worth it, after you shake Mickey's hand of course.

Laila L S said...

Happy blogaversary!
Can`t help planning your trip, haven`t been to the States.
But if you`re ever comming to Norway.....

Mischief Maker said...

On one of the local radio stations here people phoned in and mentioned good sites to go to on the web and book accomodation. I think they have a link ontheir website, if not you can contact them. Their website is www.mix.com.au

Chookyblue...... said...

wow the US .....how exciting.......also congrats on your blog birthday.........

ROZ said...

I live near LA, and it is usual to book and pay hotel rooms by the room, not the persons.

Pen Pen said...

Oooh... what a nice trip. I would have been afraid of that window in the toilet too! Happy one year anniversary!

Carol said...

I really should read from the top down, but I read from the earliest to the latest, now I see you've mentioned LA. Oh you have to have to have to go to Disneyland. The happiest place on earth!!!!!!

Happy Blogaversary!