Father’s Day 2014: Birdy breakfasts, baked camembert and Godzilla

I think it was AA Milne’s Winnie The Pooh books that first introduced me to the technique of capitalising non-naming words (especially if ‘Very’ is involved) for emphasis. And it’s time to put those sad capitals that lie around waiting for the beginning of a sentence or an important person to show up to use, as it’s been a Very Busy Week.

But finally I’ve squeezed in time to blog about last weekend. It was a wonderful one all round as it encompassed Father’s Day and the Youth Day public holiday, so we had three days of relaxing, resting and relishing good food while the weather stayed wet and blustery. We even put to use the lovely big camembert cheese wheel my minion recently gifted me with. Yay! As if that’s not enough, Husband took off the two days leading up to the long weekend, so he actually had a jealousy-inducing five-day stretch off of work.

And jealousy-inducing things he/we did. Here are a few of my favourites…

First up - a dog walk on the beach. Little Bassie looks even smaller roaming an empty beach. She steers clear of the water
First up – a dog walk on the beach. Little Bassie looks even smaller roaming an empty beach. She steers clear of the water
Bertiekins, on the other hand, must have 'Adult Supervision' at all times as he gets Very Excited. Here he is seeing the sea
Bertiekins, on the other hand, must have ‘Adult Supervision’ at all times as he gets Very Excited. Here he is seeing the sea
And a few minutes later he was in it. As one does, if one is a dog.
And a few minutes later he was in it. As one does, if one is a dog.
With the dogs walked and safely deposited back home, Husband met my parents for lunch at Col Cacchio in Big Bay, which has a half-price pizza lunchtime special. I was such a jealousy custard that he promised to take me there on Monday. And also got me 'Chirese' take aways for dins that night. Chirese being how you say 'Chinese' with a Chinese accent, of course.
With the dogs walked and safely deposited back home, Husband met my parents for lunch at Col Cacchio in Big Bay, which has a half-price pizza lunchtime special. I was such a jealousy custard that he promised to take me there on Monday. And also got me ‘Chirese’ take aways for dins that night. Chirese being how you say ‘Chinese’ with a Chinese accent, of course.
We ventured out in the rain on Saturday between admin type chores for breakfast at  McPhersons garden centre. The weather was foul/'fowl'. Aptly, here is a chicken contemplating new pots for his/her garden
We ventured out in the rain on Saturday between admin type chores for breakfast at McPhersons garden centre. The weather was foul/’fowl’. Aptly, here is a chicken contemplating new pots for his/her garden
More birdies! These curious geese stuck outside in the rain were Very Interested in us and kept tapping their beaks against the window to attract our attention
More birdies! These curious geese stuck outside in the rain were Very Interested in us and kept tapping their beaks against the window to attract our attention
Finally able to join in the long weekend festivities, this is me Very Excited about my toasted bacon, feta and avo with wedges at McPherson's on Saturday morning
Finally able to join in the long weekend festivities, this is me Very Excited about my toasted bacon, feta and avo with wedges at McPherson’s on Saturday morning
And the birdy theme even continued after breakfast. Husband saw this lilac balloon owlie and next thing it was mine. It is watching me type this, asking 'Who, who?' (Not really but it would if it could)
And the birdy theme even continued after breakfast. Husband saw this lilac balloon owlie and next thing it was mine. It is watching me type this, asking ‘Who, who?’ (Not really but it would if it could)
Husband having a much-needed banana milkshake (large) at Wimpy Bayside later that day
Husband having a much-needed banana milkshake (large) at Wimpy Bayside later that day
Bassie baby neatly munching her rib bones from Granny on Sunday
Bassie baby neatly munching her rib bones from Granny on Sunday
Bertie boy making more of a mess with his - he likes to remove each one from the bowl and eat it off the floor
Bertie boy making more of a mess with his – he likes to remove each one from the bowl and eat it off the floor
The girls having Father's Day brunch - me, mum and Bassie in this photo in front of my Wall of Weird, with some of the brunch we munched
The girls having Father’s Day brunch – me, mum and Bassie in this photo in front of my Wall of Weird, with some of the brunch we munched
Baked camembert with figs, syrup, crushed Crunchie and toasted nuts. Quite spectacular
Baked camembert with figs, syrup, crushed Crunchie and toasted nuts. Quite spectacular
Bertie snuggled between his bescarfed granny and mom
Bertie snuggled between his bescarfed granny and mom
Me with the nicest, kindest, sweetest dad a girl could ask for.
Me with the nicest, kindest, sweetest dad a girl could ask for.
Husband getting cuddles from his own little girl
Husband getting cuddles from his own little girl
Monday! Promise fulfilled! Husband took me to Col Cacchio - that's a Very Delicious Bar One milkshake
Monday! Promise fulfilled! Husband took me to Col Cacchio – that’s a Very Delicious Bar One milkshake
Pizzas! Husband had a half-half effort (ribs on one half, butter chicken on the other) while mine was my favourite, Nacho Libre - jerk chicken, avo (well, guacamole really) and sour cream.
Pizzas! Husband had a half-half effort (ribs on one half, butter chicken on the other) while mine was my favourite, Nacho Libre – jerk chicken, avo (well, guacamole really) and sour cream.
As a belated Father's Day present, grubby puppy coins paid for us to watch Godzilla at the cinemas. Here is Husband examining the Transformers scary poster thing and looking suitably, um, scared.
As a belated Father’s Day present, grubby puppy coins paid for us to watch Godzilla at the cinemas. Here is Husband examining the Transformers scary poster thing and looking suitably, um, scared.

That’s all for now, folks – next weekend is so close you can almost smell it. As Winnie the Poor would say, that’s Very Good indeed. 🙂

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