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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lunch at Brown Butter Kitchen

The 70th birthday celebrations continued with a lunch at Brown Butter Kitchen, Ohau, with our SLG friends.  We had checked the place out with a reccie several weeks ago.  After a check of the extensive menu, and the tasty looking dishes in the cabinet, we decided that this was the place to come to with our SLG friends.  The menu included “lambs fry and bacon” which is a real favourite as far as our friend Les  is concerned.  With that dish on the menu, he doesn’t bother with anything else.

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PA280040 Birthday lunch at Brown Butter Cafe, Ohau

Our group was seated at a long table in the back dining area, well away from the other customers, so we could be as vocal as we wanted.  Mind you, the noise level dropped considerably when the meals were put in front of us.  We ordered fish, burgers, a big breakfast, hot pork and corned beef, and toasted sandwiches.  Plus  one helping of lambs fry and bacon for Les, just as we had predicted he would order.

After our leisurely lunch, everyone was invited back to our home for birthday cake and  a cuppa.  Several made a detour to RJ’s Liquorice in Levin and came away with bags of their yummy products.  There was (yet another) birthday cake to cut.

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PA280042 That’s two birthday cakes so far

John did the honours and presented me with a gift voucher on behalf of the group, something which only happens on a major birthday ending in “0”.  John and I are “cuzzies” related back in the mists of time.  Our family lines both originated from the Gunn Clan in Scotland, branching out through the Jamison and Wilson lines.

PA280045 John and Jenny, with the presentation

When our group gets together there is always plenty to talk about.  From overseas holidays, the state of the nation, and the many outings and celebrations we have shared over the years.  It was a lovely day, and thanks to all who came and shared it with me.

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