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19 May 2007 @ 10:07 pm
Anticipation  
I'm a bundle of jitters over here tonight. Tomorrow is my mother's sixtieth birthday and I've planned a big surprise for her. I'm not the best daughter in the world, but I'm hoping she'll really appreciate this. With the help of my grandma, aunt and cousin, I've booked a day trip for the Mum and I to King Island. King Island is off the north-west tip of Tasmania, a lush, isolated island in Bass Strait. It's famous for its produce--organic beef, dairy products (the King Island Dairy is renowned in Australia), and its seafood. The day trip is a flight on a an old DC-3 across to the island, a buffet meal at the best restaurant on the island and a tour of the dairy and other gourmet food spots. It's all very glam, with champagne on arrival at the airport and all that... I don't think mum has a clue what I've got planned and I don't think it's anything she would expect. I rang her earlier to ask her to dress warmly and comfortably, but smartly, and she seemed completely confused. Fingers crossed none of the relatives have let on! She has probably got a little suspicious about the lack of presents from the UK, but that's ok... as long as tomorrow comes off alright. *bites fingernails*

It's been a weekend of eating for me, with yum cha today to catch up with a pregnant friend (they're breeding--eeep!). By the end of tomorrow I fully anticipate I'll have put back on the three kilos I've been steadily losing over the last couple of months, alas! But YOU try resisting this stuff! Not to mention the to-die-for honey and cinnamon yoghurt. Mmmmm! :-)

Ok, I need to stop twitching and get some rest before the big day tomorrow... *twitches*
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La Fahyette: [science] test tubesfahye on May 19th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
KI BLACK LABEL DOUBLE BRIE! I have only had it maybe twice in my life. Seriously. HEAVEN. IN THE FORM OF CHEESE.

And that yoghurt + frozen raspberries = absolutely the best possible summer dessert.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
HEAVEN. IN THE FORM OF CHEESE.
OMG, it IS!! Though very sadly they did not have a batch available for tasting at the fromagerie yesterday. Because they make 'em all-natural, they can't guarantee batches will work out every time. BUT we had South Cape Triple Cream Brie instead, and that made up for much! Also Surprise Cape Cheddar and the Toffee Caramel Cremem dessert--have you had that?! Eeee!! \o/

that yoghurt + frozen raspberries = absolutely the best possible summer dessert
Yes! I nearly always have it for Christmas dessert, and I'm a big fan of frozen rasps + yoghurt of any sort.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Madame Pompadourbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
It was awesomeness! \o/ I will post on it when I've got photos uploaded. (Ohh, and thanks for rostering me off the Ledger at this time--I would have been waaay too distracted!)
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on May 19th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, it sounds like it will be a lovely surprise for her. I hope everything goes well!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois hugbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
:-) It was SOOOO GOOD! It all went well (despite my extreme nerves and insomnia on the matter). I will post about it soon...
Cris: Dr.Who - Roseduskwillow on May 19th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's a fantastic day you've got planned!
Hope both you and your Mom will have a great time and lots of fun tomorrow! :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois Crimsonbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Cris! It was really fun and Mum loved it! I'll have to show you guys some the photos when I get them uploaded. *g*
Parul: P&Pnakhrewali on May 19th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Awwwz I am sure she'll love it! What a wonderful gift. Hope you both have a great time <3
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *g* We did. Phew! *wipes brow*
dianora: little mermaiddianora2 on May 19th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
This entry made me very hungry, hee. That sounds like a fabulous present! I hope you and you mum have an awesome, yummy time.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark and Chloe reportersbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Much yummy! :-) It went really well and omg, the FOOD! The best beef I've ever had, the best oysters, and some mouth-watering dairy products.
Dionusia: KS MMD squeedionusia on May 19th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh, sounds like a wonderful surprise you have planned there. I'm sure your mum will love it! (And there will be cheese! YAY! I think every holiday should have some.)

I'm off today myself on a little anniversary trip to a local island. I'm thinking of stopping by the farm of the family we buy chevre from at the farmer's market every week. :D Yum.

Have a marvelous time!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, chevre! I looves chevre! *g* I hope your anniversary trip went well too. Sounds like we both had a very scrummy weekend.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on May 20th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
I will! I'll upload some photos... it was a wonderful day!
blowjobs for jesus: dr who raise your hand!kristiinthedark on May 19th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a truly awesome birthday present. I'm sure everything will go fine and then you'll be the best daughter ever! \o/
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, little k! *hugs* It went very well... I will post about it.
squirrelhavensquirrelhaven on May 19th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Wow -- that sounds spectacular. I think this might actually put you in the running for Best Daughter In The World; those judges are suckers for the grand gesture.

Have a terrific time!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
those judges are suckers for the grand gesture
Hahah! Well, it was that, I think. There were tears. ;-)
nehellania on May 19th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, K. That's a great present, I'm sure she'll be thrilled and absolutely love it.

(they're breeding--eeep!)

God can I relate to that. Eeep! is a very apt reaction. *nods*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dead Like Mebop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
She did be loving it. :D

Eeep! is a very apt reaction. *nods*
Thank you!! I'm glad someone sympathises. It is most unsettling. And it's not like I haven't been through it before (my first flatmate got pregnant while we were living together--quite the trip-out), but now it's going to be like dominos... one starts, they all start...
jude_judith82: Brendon Bensonjude_judith82 on May 20th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
That sounds absolutely lovely. I hope your mom loves it! I know I would.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Roslin Kara yaybop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
She did! Yay! \o/
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara glowybop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Oodles indeed! ;-)
serenography: KKsmileserenography on May 20th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your mother! I'm sure she's going to be thrilled to pieces. I hope you post a report about how it all went.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I will, I will! I don't think I can contain my squee...
indigo419: Laura Kara glee by jehntindigo419 on May 20th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
What a wonderful idea! Hope you have (had) a fabulous time with your mom!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Roslin Kara yaybop_radar on May 20th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
We did, we did! *g*