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Friday, August 23, 2013

~Happy Birthday JoJo~

A couple of weeks ago JoJo celebrated her birthday.......the event of the year in this house!!!
We celebrated with a Wiggles Birthday Cake

The day started off cold for coastal style......8 degrees centigrade bobbing up and down but a calmness at the same time 
Sometimes I just love these sort of days!!!

Perhaps the boat in the foreground 'Crazy Diamond' is a Pink Floyd fan
JoJo is a Floyd fan as well, as we all are!!!

Pancakes for breakfast

At JoJo's request she wanted to go to her favourite Restaurant in Canberra......La Scala
Mind you she requested this back in February so we thought why not......lots of time to get ready for it!!!

Pasta for lunch for JoJo

And gluten free for me......Salad plus Fat Chips

Check out the size of these chips!!!

We happened upon a Hospitality Shop and JoJo saw the biggest potato masher ever!!!

Back to La Scala for dinner

and Dessert

Plus we saw a huge bottle of wine also
Must be the day for Big Stuff!!!

We also took her to see The Phantom of the Opera which opened the night we went to see it at the Canberra Theatre
What a brilliant show this was......we just loved it

Free-Rain Theatre has successfully won the rights to stage the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in Canberra and negotiated with two nationally and internationally recognised, musical theatre stars for the lead roles and the services of one of Australia’s most accomplished young theatre directors.

The role of the Phantom will be played by Michael Cormick who has won international and national acclaim for lead roles in The Phantom of the Opera, Romeo & Juliet, Chess, Evita, and most recently; End of the Rainbow for the Edinburgh Festival and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of The Woman in White.

Julie Lea Goodwin who will play the role of Christine has appeared in the role in 200 performances opposite Anthony Warlow on the Australasian tour and also starred as Maria in West Side Story. 

text from the theatre's site

There was enough Wiggles Cake left

for JoJo to take a small portion in to her Day Programme!!!

with lots of love xoxoxo


Susan said...

Happy BirthdayJoJo. She really knows how to celebrate!

shez said...

happy birthday Jojo ,what a wonderful day you all had.xx

Ann said...

Happy Birthday JoJo, what a fantastic day!!! The meals look amazing and to go to the theatre as well would have topped off a beautiful day. Have a happy fun filled year, Ann x

Yvonne W said...

Happy Birthday, JoJo. Wow ! What a way to celebrate a birthday. Have a wonderful year ahead too.

Bev C said...

Hello Jo Jo.

Happy Birthday, love your cake and day out, how spoilt and loved you are. I am amazed at the size of the potato masher, I wonder how big the spuds would be to use one like that.

All the best for the year ahead.

Have a great weekend Dzintra.

Happy days.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I am late Jo Jo...happy birthday, looks like you had the best day....XX

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra my dear friend,

You make life so special. Look at the celebration going on here! JO JO....HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO JO!!!! She looks so happy, being treated like the queen she is.

What gorgeous food, then the THEATRE? SWOON!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are feeling better? Anita

Tatkis said...

Happy Birthday to JoJo! What a wonderful celebration!


Fiona said...

Happy Birthday JoJo... what a wonderful celebration you have all had...

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Jojo!! What a spectacular day! All the delicious food, yum!

Maree: said...

Happy Birthday Jo Jo what a Great Day you Had! xx

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy Birthday Jo Jo, I'm glad I didn't missed it! What a fab day you had. It must be my BD next Jo Jo - Hugs to all. Nat

Anne M said...

Oh, happy birthday JoJo! What a lovely looking lunch and dinner and talk about big chips and big mashers! I'm a huge fan of Phantom and have seen it about 5 times live, and lost count on how many times I've seen it on TV. LOL

Anne xx

Kath said...

Happy Birthday Jojo, I love your giant masher!
Many happy returns sweet girl xx

Sue-Anne said...

Happy Birthday JoJo! Sounds like a fantastic birthday.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Happy birthday Jo Jo. Glad you had a lovely day.

Rachaeldaisy said...

A Big Happy Birthday to JoJo!! What a wonderful day of celebrating you all had! That giant mash potato maker is so fun!! And well done spotting that Crazy Diamond boat, I agree that it must belong to a Pink Floyd fan.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

I'm a little late with birthday wishes Jo Jo, but I'm glad you had such a wonderful day. Your cake looked YUM too! Xx Lea

Anita said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Jo Jo!! She likes to celebrate her birthday like i do - with lots of delicious food!!
that restaurant food looks fantastic - will have to remember the name of that one!

Palomasea said...

What a brilliant and unforgettable birthday!!! Please give JoJo a belated Birthday hug from me!! :)))
Love and Blessings,
- Irina

(you know I love that fabulous Wiggles cake!!!) :)

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