The first was in the lovely New South Wales city of Armidale ( spelt with an I, not an A). This explains why I had such trouble finding it on Google maps every time I looked.
Armidale is the highest city above sea level in Australia. The weather was lovely and sunny, but cold! Most mornings were -5, but as we were safely tucked up in our motel room, we did not even notice the cold.
Resting high on the Northern Tablelands, Armidale is the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for harmonious living for 25,000 citizens from 53 different nationalities. It is called the city of four seasons, and education, as it is the home to the University of New England.
Booloominbah, the magnificent building on the grounds of UNE, originally the home of colonial grazier, Frederick White. The homestead later became a rehabilitation home for returned soldiers, and then was donated to Sydney University.
You can read it's history here
Magnificent stained glass window in the foyer of Booloominbah....
A full description is here
Miss Kali lives on campus, in the Mary White College, and she celebrated her 21st birthday.
With her proud Dad....
And her equally proud grand parents. Its hard to believe that those twenty one years have flown by. It seems only yesterday that we had the phone call to tell us a baby girl had arrived safely. She has grown into a delightful young woman !
And just two years ago we welcomed her twin sisters, Zoe and Charlotte.
They too, had a wonderful party to celebrate their second birthday, and this is where the onesies came into play.
The twins party theme was butterflies, and we were invited to come dressed as anything that might be found in a garden.
Now I know a tiger is stretching it a little, but you would surely find a Labrador in a garden.
There was also a sheep, a giraffe and a beaver at the party, not to mention a Mummy butterfly.
Aysha activated her cake decorating skills, and there was a wonderful butterfly cake just begging to be eaten.
A wonderful party, and all credit must go to Mummy butterfly, who did a great job of organizing it.
Happy birthday grand daughters!!
And happy birthday to Sue, Troy and Harrison as well!
Posted from another day in Paradise.