Sunday, December 30, 2007

Our daughter's wedding
Our gorgeous daughter, Justine, married Andrew on 9th November at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. It was the most beautiful and happy celebration of their love for each other. Justine looked stunning in her Dogstar designed dress and her red rose bouquet was breathtaking. Andrew looked pretty good too. We had a great time at the reception, lots of laughs and fabulous food. I think we were all sorry that the day had finished. The happy couple went to China on their honeymoon and had a fantastic time.

LES Blythe
Here is a photo of one of my Blythe dolls in New York City. I love Blythe dolls and have four of them. The background is of the Lower East Side and I think she is a real LES girl, a bit bohemian, a bit alternative and absolutely gorgeous.
New York New York
In October I went to New York City to visit my son, Richard. I had the most fabulous time and fell in love with the Big Apple. My son lives on the Lower East Side (photo on the right) and this was my favourite place, I loved the architecture especially the tenement buildings, the many different eating places - I will never forget my pastrami on rye at Katz's (famous from When Harry met Sally) where I finally got to have a kosher pickle.

One of the places I wanted to visit was the Brooklyn Bridge and here I am, very excited, standing on the Brooklyn Bridge - it was awesome. I got to visit Bloomingdales, stand on the viewing platform of the Rockefeller Centre, see the Financial District (where my son worked), have a hot dog with the works from a street side vendor, visit New Jersey on the PATH train, visit Queens, have a fantastic Italian meal in Brooklyn and Little Italy, and visit the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park.
A visit to Liberty Island and The Statue of Liberty was the highlight of my trip. Here is my son Richard in front of that fabulous Lady. What can I say but that it took my breath away. I will never forget my fabulous trip, the people I met, the sights I saw and that New York really is the city that never sleeps.