Grandma’s 80th Birthday

14 Feb

Yesterday we celebrated Grandma’s 80th birthday.The whole thing had been in the works for 2 months. We wanted Grandma to have a really posh birthday party. She had asked that we go to one particular restaurant, but we thought it wasn’t nice enough for her birthday-everyone thought she’d like to go to the Naval and Military Club where Grandpa had his 80th 2 years ago (and also where Wyld Man and I had our wedding reception.)  The Club is a very classy establishment and men are required to wear a jacket and tie to enter. We had to keep mum about it-didn’t even tell Grandpa for fear that he might let slip. We did tell him to wear a jacket and tie-although when he did, we were afraid that Grandma might figure it out where we were going. We also had another surprise for grandma-Uncle David had arranged for a stretch limo to pick us up-she thought it was going to be an ordinary cab.

Family photo in front of the stretch limo

Here’s what it looks like inside.

A bar and dvd player

People living it up

Grandma and Grandpa

Wyld Man and me

Wyld Man and his brother

Another look at the limo

We rode in the limo for an hour around the city and really enjoyed it.  We arrived at the Club at 7pm.

We had a private room all ro ourselves.

The Colonel Downes Room

The boys wanted to play a round of snooker before ordering though…so us ladies had to wait. A loooong time. I don’t think they knew what they were doing.

Playing snooker.

We finally got to order at 830pm.

Marron and King Prawns.

I had marron and king prawns in garlic butter as an entree-marron being a crablike crustacian, but more meaty that crab. It was delicious.

Butter Chicken

For mains I had the special, Butter Chicken. I love anything that comes with rice.

We brought the cake out and sang Happy Birthday to Grandma.

A group picture before we wrapped up the evening.

And of course, a picture of me and Wyld Man

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