Saturday, March 18, 2006

forty years friends...


last weekend was the 40 year anniversary of the arrival of my dad and his best pal in australia... they came here as ten pound poms on the MV Aurelia back in 1966, we celebrated in style with a meal from one of the original ship menus...


and reminisced with a slide show, for which we had old fashioned mixed lolly bags...


a lovely time was had by all...

10 comments:

herhimnbryn said...

This is such a lovely evocative post, thankyou so much for sharing it. Congratulations to your Dad and his friend, 1. for getting here and 2. for remaining friends all these years.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Ohhh... asparagus rolls! And I'm intrigied by the tray under them. Do we get a full picture?

Fiona said...

What a lovely thing to celebrate! Love the lolly bags... and you've managed to make even asparagus rolls look beautiful - it's a gift!

eireann said...

I love these pictures, and this post. The photos look like something out of Martha Stewart. Really nice compositions.

Amanda said...

What a great story and photos! Happy anniversary to your dad!

nichola said...

What a fabulous idea! Congratulations to your Dad and his friend.

kirsten said...

Your photos are BEAUTIFUL!! Happy anniversary to your dad and his pal!!

African Kelli said...

What does a "mixed lolly bag" mean? My American slang would suggest it means a bag with candy and goodies? The simplicity of what you've put together is again lovely.

Rebecca said...

Sounds as though you had a great celebration, the slide show would have been good to see. We will have to re-live it when we arrive!
Miss you all loads

gracia said...

Hello there, I love this posting... we're off to a similar party for the parents of a close friend... from Germany many years back. Cheers, g