Friday, March 31, 2017

The birthday venue

Club Officer is about one year old in a new housing estate. We have been there for lunch once before. It is quite a good venue, with good service, ok food and not expensive. It sits adjacent to a lake which may be a pleasant place one day. It is still very raw.

Officer is within the Shire of Cardinia, one of the most rapidly growing areas in Melbourne. It has become much more diverse with many black African families taking up residence. Mother's only ever remark about the newest residents was, don't they just dress their children so beautifully. Quite true, they do.

Mother knows the right words to put into R's birthday card. Oh? Mother does not usually make a spelling mistake? I have checked and apparently adviser is an older way to spell advisor, with both spellings acceptable.



While it was overcast, it was very warm and with high humidity.


There is still some work to be done outside to better integrate the building into its surrounds.


There were ducks, swamp hens and I believe this is heron. It mattered not where it ducked under water, when it came up, it would be in a very different part of the water.


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  1. Those words are beautiful. I hope she is equally gushing about your qualities.

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    1. Maria, she is not at all. We are obliged, R is not. Really, she does thank us when we do things for her.

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  2. I was going to query 'confidant' which I usually spell 'confidante' but again your mother is correct. The 'e' ending is feminine (French).

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    1. Victor, another new one to me. I like the 'e' there as it gives a better indication of how to pronounce the word.

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  3. Definitely a way with words. That is a beautifully expressed card. Like Victor I would have put an e on confidant. Learning every day.

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    1. EC, and so am I learning everyday.

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  4. What a nice note she wrote.

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    1. Strayer, she is not bad with the written word. Years of being a prolific letter writer no doubt have helped.

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  5. Looks so green there.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, it is not really very green, but recent rains have improved things.

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  6. The weather up this way yesterday, last night and the previous night here and elsewhere was perfect for ducks!

    And in the flooded areas the water birds will still be loving it!

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    1. Lee, what a disaster it has been, but Bush Babe in mid QLD is rejoicing in some rain.

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  7. I second what everybody above said.
    Massive love to R too.

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    1. Annie, I can't remember if I thanked you for the newspaper clipping. If not, it was interesting and thanks.

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  8. Lovely words your mother has written to R, she certainly appreciates what he does for her - that is lovely as many don't.

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    1. Margaret, I alternate between cynicism because Mother knows what side of the bread to butter and taking the words simply as they are written.

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  9. Wise and friendly words

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    1. Gosia, the words do read well.

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  10. I'm more cynical. I see a long list of needs coming up before you leave for your holiday.

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    1. JT, R has put very firm boundaries in place. He will take her out on Thursday between 11 and 3. What happens during those hours doesn't matter, well not to me if I go, but at times to R.

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  11. It will be a nice looking place once the garden grows up around it.
    That's a lovely message to R from your Mum.

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    1. River, I think the venue and the lake have great potential. That a heron is in the lake fishing must mean.....well, fish. Mother knows she must show appreciation to R.

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  12. Crikey Andrew ...... I would love your Mum. She writes nice words but I'd just like to sit on her lap. Mum's make the best pillows, aye??

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    1. Charlie, she does write nice words and it was genuinely meant. But it is all part of her scheming and manipulation. However, without any qualification, she loves dogs. Charlie, put your head down and block you ears with your paws. This is for your Mum. My Mum won't have anymore dogs as she can't cope when the inevitable happens. When our last dog died, we decided the same thing. It was too much to cope with. I know, it is weak, but that is how it is. Now humans are dropping dead left right and centre around us. Can't do much about that.

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