Valentines Day in Newcastle!

The view from the yacht club parking lot looks remarkably like Golden Gardens beach (minus the palm tree to the right) and I had my first pang of landscape derived homesickness....

The view from the yacht club parking lot looks remarkably like Golden Gardens beach (minus the palm tree to the right) and I had my first pang of landscape derived homesickness....

Well, I might have worried that my favourite holiday (aside from a close tie with Halloween) might pass by with little entertainment, but I would be wrong.  Frank, Janet and I went to Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club in Newcastle for a lovely dinner.  It was difficult for a moment because the menu had Australian lobster, scallops, sea trout, mussels and other critters I was tempted to eat.  In fact, no vegetarian items were listed.  I asked the waiter, and she reported back that the chef would be happy to make something special for me, and special it was!  he made a seared potato gnocchi with mushroom and tomato and a light cream sauce to the side.  I should have taken a photo, but it was so good I scarfed it up before the thought crossed my mind.  To top it off Janet got me a sweet card, and that following a funny and sweet message from my loving husband and texts from my precious boy and I was...  satisfied.  Off to bed early...  Lot's of work to complete tomorrow getting ready for our first sampling event on Sunday.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

What lovely friends I have here!  Thanks for letting me be your third wheel tonight  :)

What lovely friends I have here!  Thanks for letting me be your third wheel tonight  :)