Spring has well and truly arrived here and the garden is once again coming to life. This magnolia is one of the first trees to delight with her delightfully scented blooms . It was a wedding anniversary present from John many years ago and certainly is the gift that keeps on giving.
The camellias are all starting to come into flower , this rather glorious reticulata camellia always puts on quite a show with its huge bright pink blooms.
Tomorrow is our 44th. wedding anniversary , where has the time gone , it feels like yesterday that this couple walked down the aisle.
John wore a chocolate brown velvet suit and my dress , made by a dressmaker friend of my mother was in a creamy satin. As for my hair , I still have no idea why I thought a perm was a good idea.
Tomorrow is a work day for me so we celebrated early with a drive in the country and a special lunch.
The Tasmanian Food and Wine Conservatory is about an hour from home . The conservatory was built 40 years ago by a Devonport man to house his grand piano . The design of the building is based on the John Hart Conservatory in Launceston (my home town).
The lush plant filled interior reminds me of a bygone era.
The grand piano still has pride of place.
The award winning restaurant specialises in Tasmanian wines , spirits and produce.
John and I choose the Tamar Platter , a variety of tasty cheeses , meats (for John) , pickles, walnuts , breads, olives . It was accompanied by a glass of local sparkling wine for me and a pear cider for John.
And after, say no more.
Happy Anniversary John and here’s to many more years of shared love and experiences and hopefully in time travels again. Thank you for your patience and understanding of my many foibles.
My outfit for today had a spot theme, Bec and Bridge linen jacket, Tiffany Treloar flock spot tulle skirt, black knit and black and white spot tights. My accessories today were cream Fendi sunnies, black necklace, cream boots, bangles.
Joining Jacqui for Chic and Stylish, Nancy for Fancy Friday.