We have just had our fourth summer day in a row - love it! Tomorrow it is supposed to rain though.
Today we celebrated my Mum's 75th Birthday with a trip to Riverstone Kitchen for lunch. The award winning food was up to expectations although a couple of us decided to try something different with the special of the day "Karitane Paddle Crab". While the dish tasted delicious it is not something I would choose to eat at a restaurant again - we were given finger bowls and a little spike type fork to retrieve the crab meat from the legs, in fact it was all legs - what a mess I ended up - breaking the legs squirted sauce all over my top (lucky it was black), I stabbed my finger with the fork and luckily had some plasters in my wallet but I wouldn't be beaten and was last to finish my meal. Consequently we three were a good part of the lunch time entertainment lol. The Riverstone Birthday Cake was delicious and presented beautifully to each of us accompanied by icecream and berries. The hospitality and service superb.
Riverstone is a fantastic venue to visit with the award winning restaurant, homemade preserves can be purchased and three shops have an abundance of gift ideas and Christmas Decorations. With the weather being perfect the children with us enjoyed a play in the magnificent playground with a real looking fort all surrounded in the manicured gardens from which the restaurant vegetables and herbs are grown.
Here is the card I made for Mum.
Lili of the Valley image with Prima and Tim Holtz papers with Wild Orchid Flowers, pearl hearts and lace with a little Kaiser pink added to the flowers.
This week Lili of the Valley Challenge is "Anything but a Christmas Card" so I have entered the above card.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
We went to a 5-year old Birthday last night so will be back with that card next time.