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It was Paris's birthday on Friday. Paris is the creative genius at Love That Book Helensvale.  She is a whizz with a poster and our new A3 printer. Happy happy birthday Paris. Hope your party last night was super.

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Yesterday morning it was announced that the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on here on the Coast.  There are quite a few happy people about that and already some who are saying....oh boy, don't we have enough traffic problems, lol.... guess you can't keep all of the people happy all of the time. 

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I, however, am very happy. Yesterday was lunch with a whole stack of wonderful women, great food, great company and super summer cocktails, in particular the White Sangria from this book, Homemade by Anna Gare.

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Then we headed up to my mum's place for my side family christmas dinner.  Now I know I have been going on about Christmas a bit and yes, it really is a few weeks away yet, but this is the in-laws year (you know, we all get together one year and then go to our respective in-laws the following year or something like that). So this weekend was the only weekend that we could get the whole family in one place before Christmas.  Only one missing was my son Kirby who has just moved to Rockhampton. My two brothers and their families, my sister, my mum, stepfather, my partner Katherine and my daughter Paige were all there though and it was fantastic.  I have the most awesome family and every time we get together there is lots of loud, lots of laugh and lots of food and drink. Oh Merry Christmas. My sister and mum made the icecream pudding from Jamie's new book.....delicious!
Hope you are all having a super weekend filled with all the good things.