86 not out is a good achievement - Robin’s Mum Bonnie turned 86 today. We collected her from her home in Waikanae and took her out for afternoon tea at one of our favourite cafes, the Red House Cafe, at Te Horo. With Christmas just a few days away, it was no surprise to find the cafe decked out in Christmas finery.
Christmas Tree at the Red House Cafe
After checking out all the goodies, and making our choices, we settled down in this historic building which previously was the old General Store. The owner of the cafe has maintained the ambience of the old building, retaining the original counter, wooden floors and memorabilia.
It was a big surprise to Bonnie when Number 2 son Gary and his family arrived shortly after. We had kept it a surprise as we weren’t quite sure what time they would arrive. So it was hugs and gifts for the birthday girl, and greetings all around. By this time my coffee was long gone, so another cup was in order. There was plenty of chat and catching up with everyone’s news, and news of other rellies. Then we had to discuss the government, the state of the economy, and generally putting the world to rights.
Gary and Bonnie
It was a very enjoyable afternoon spent is pleasant surroundings. Happy 86th birthday, Bonnie.