Thursday, January 19, 2012

Summer holiday!

SH, the 'horsey one', Mum and I headed off on our 'mini' holiday on Sunday. We are short staffed at work again at the moment so my holidays were all cancelled except for 3 days this week. We made our way to Melbourne and started our break with afternoon tea at San Churros in Lygon st with our special friends and my 2 beautiful goddaughters. It was delicious and I realised afterwards that I was in such a hurry to enjoy the Churros (with melted chocolate, caramel and cream) that I didn't get any photos!!! Sadie slept most of the time but woke up in time to enjoy hers! Certainly takes after her godmother!! Bianca adores the 'horsey' one and would like braces just like her!!!

Monday and Tuesday were spent at the Australian Open tennis tournament. They were the first 2 days of the tournament which is our favorite time to go when everyone is still in the draw. On Monday we had tickets for the main arena 'Rod Laver' , our seats were in the shade and we were lucky enough to see Bernard Tomics 4 hour match followed by Kim Clijsters, one of our favorites. It was a great day of great tennis. We ate in Chinatown in the city before making our way back to the hotel.
Tuesday we only had ground passes, we spent most of the morning looking at all the sponsors displays, collecting a few freebies, and having fun. We then watched a few matches with
Australians on the Margaret Court arena. It was HOT!!!!! Luckily with hats, sunscreen and plenty of water we were still able to enjoy the day.

It would not be a post without a token 'food' photo, this is a danish I enjoyed one morning at the hotel - yum!

We were lucky enough on Tuesday to see Mark Beretta interview Pat Cash. As a teenager the highlight of my trip to the Australian Open (when it was still at Kooyong) was to see the young Pat Cash!!!
 Although Mum watches the tennis every year on tv this is the first time she has seen it live.
The tickets were her Christmas present and I think they were a success!!! She loved it.
Other highlights of our few days away were the lamb risotto I had at an Italian restaurant in Southbank and our trip to Costco before coming home on Wednesday.
Back to work today and the real world!!!


Beth said...

looks like you had a fabulous time! We are looking forward to our holiday in May. Our daughter will join us and we will visit Sonoma, Yosemite National Park and maybe San Francisco. I hope its cool there then, because my house will be HOT!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lise ...looks like you all had a ball....great photos...

Karen 'n Chris said...

Bugger about being short changed on your holidays but really good that you got to spend some time with the girls.
I remember when the open was at Kooyong but when it moved to its new home I got to met a lot of the international players through my job at the time.
Excellent photos.

Lorraine said...

Great little holiday...and great pics! Shame your holidays were cut short...but thatbjust means more holiday time later in the year doesn't it.....March will be here before we know it!