Our hosts, Janine and Rod Boaden.
We met Janine and Rod when we moved into our first house 29 years ago. They were our neighbours from 2 doors down. We had Kyle who turned a year soon after we moved in and they had a little girl, Taryn who was 18 months old. We soon became really good friends and still are to this day. The Boadens ended up with 3 daughters and we had 3 sons. Our children were friends and we went away on holidays together. Special people, special memories.
It was a beautiful evening and we all sat outside next to the pool. The building on the right is a granny flat built originally for Granny Boaden. Now Marian, Rod's sister lives there. Marian is the lady with the white hair and the purple top. Also there were Biddy and Ian and the 3 Boaden girls. taryn is married to Simon and they have a gorgeous little boy, Evan, who is 18 months old, the same age Taryn was when we first met. In the background to the right of the chair is the "blik" containing the turkey. The coals are on top and around the base of the "blik".
Taryn and Simon - I caught them just as they had taken a bite of food, hence the closed mouths!
Thirsty boy! Evan having a drink from Aunty Donne's glass. Donne is the youngest of the 3 Boaden girls.
Evan and Taryn having a dip to cool off. He really enjoyed being in the water and didn't want to get out.
Chez also decided to cool off a bit.
I just love this photo of the two of them.
The very pretty setting for our meal.
Thank you Rod and Janine for a lovely meal with great food and special friends.