Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day 2012


Anyone who has read my blog for a while would know that I organise our Council's Australia Day event.  This takes the form of a free breakfast for residents followed by a citizenship ceremony and the presentation of our Australia Day awards. Even though I have organised the event for several years I don't take any aspect of the arrangements for granted and am pleased to say that this morning's breakfast went very well....thanks to all those who have input with the setting up, cooking, serving and helping out with the general running of the event.   

this was my view from the stage.......


I joined a friend for coffee after the event......not 'fessing up to which one of us had the iced coffee......................


Gotta love the tiny lamington on the side......


I will leave you with a pic of a very happy organiser with her MC for the day......Vincent recently rejoined our team at Council and did a great job as MC........

Watching tennis while I have some lunch......then off to a friend's house to sit by the pool and enjoy a couple of "lemonades"! 

'Til next time.......................Lorraine

18 comments:

quiltygal said...

Well done all that hard work worth it ...enjoy the "lemonades"...

Sue SA said...

Ah breakfast what a great idea!

Margaret said...

Iced Coffe, You deserve that after all the organising. What a wonderful way to celebrate.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like a great day...Happy Australia day...lemonades..LOL

Shay said...

So glad it went well. I know how much effort and work you put into it.

Now sit back and relax...what kind of lemonade would you be drinking?

shez said...

what a wonderful day you have planned,enjoy your drinks by the pool.xx

Leanne said...

Well done you. That ice coffee looks soooo good.

Jen said...

HI! Lorraine, What a big job to organise. Great it went well. I think you deserve some R and R after that. Relaxing by the pool.

AnnieO said...

Another successful large event--congrats! Happy Australia Day :)

Linda said...

Congratulations on your successful event, and a belated Happy Australia Day! Since it's Thursday, Jan. 26 here, I've decided to make pavlova in honor of your country. I even have a can of passion fruit, brought back from Oz, to top it with!

Jeni said...

Congratulations on your special day...looks like everyone had a grand time ...........

Pip said...

Another successful Australia Day by the looks of your photos, well done. I wouldn't mind that iced coffee right now :)

Kris said...

Looks like a good day! Are you back to work today? Just doesn't seem right not having a "long weekend"!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Iced coffee...yum, that's my favourite drink at the moment on these hot days. Is that at Wohlers? I love that shop.

Nancy said...

That iced coffee looks wonderfully sinful!! I hope it tasted as good..

I know you must be happy that all the planning and work is behind you and the day turned out perfect..

Lisa said...

Well done, it sounds like you put together a seamless event. Citizenship ceremonies are so special, what a great idea to hold it on your national day.

Too many eggs said...

well done, what a big thing to organise, such a lovely event

hope you enjoyed the lemonades and the Tennis....
sad it is all over for a while now

OzRose said...

What an effort of an event! Well done!!! Hope you have recuperated from all of it and the late nights and are feeling better xx