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  1. Hotly Spiced

    What a fun post Hannah. It sounds like you had a really fun day with your family. I often skip dessert for another glass of wine! I’m pretty sure I’ve had lunch at this winery. I think we ate outside on the verandah and sat in the sun on a beautiful Canberra day. I love the necklace – stunning. xx

  2. Lisa Hill

    Hannah, try growing kale, in a pot, if you have to. It is dead easy to grow, and it’s a vegetable that (apart from being hard to find and buy) is not the kind that you want to buy in a bunch. It’s a scattering kind of green – a few shreds in a quiche, a scrap of it tossed through a pasta etc. You need to be able to slip outside and tear off just one leaf when you want it.
    The colour of freshly picked kale tossed in a bit of butter or sweated for a millisecond in some light stock is divine.

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I could almost say that the highlight of Mother’s Day for me this year was reading this post, but then that might not be polite to the celebrations we had in Perth. But goodness me, Hannah, you have brought giggles galore to my Sunday morning 😀 Many thanks to you! And I love the necklace, and yay! to kale in dishes, and I think you should drink champagne more often because I sense it would benefit all of us 😉

  4. hungryandfrozen

    I laugh in the face of social expectations, and I’m glad you all do too.
    How a restaurant treats its potatoes is so important! Glad to see this place knew what it was doing.
    THAT NECKLACE! I have never seen its equal.

  5. Jess

    Love that necklace! Vintage jewelry rocks. It looks very 1920’s, flapperish.

  6. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    what fun!! bubbles and bling!

  7. Gary

    That was a fantastic looking meal. I might just have to go there too 🙂

  8. beti

    I sounds like you had a great time! the food lokos amazing especially yhe charcuterie plate

  9. msihua

    Yayy for family weekends! Love it.. Also we tend to celebrate “occasions” by doing it a week in advance to avoid crazy people on crowded nights ;P

  10. Margaret

    You and your dad always create the sweetest photos! 🙂
    My darling mum was sick in bed on Mother’s Day! I’ll probably see her next weekend.
    What I don’t like about some restaurants is the main courses don’t come with vegetables! There are no vegetables with that trout. I don’t think the “warm potato salad” can really be called a salad! 😉 I’d be disappointed.

    1. Gmasydney

      You’re right about the warm potato salad (thought it was tasty) but we did have a side of greens so we didn’t miss out on our veges. However, the trout was delicious. And we did have fun at that bling shop.

  11. Johanna GGG

    your family has such lovely lunches out. and I love your mum for that eating of the mint leaf garnish! Your pie looks great. Though I am disappointed not to see a pic of the chocolate fondant – it sounds like my sort of thing.

  12. Ali

    Sounds like you had a great day! Everything is more fun with some bubbles! The food at that winery looks delicious 🙂

  13. Winston

    YUMMY! What a fantastic lunch you all had. Can you really ask for a better meal than this when you have all your loved ones around you, in a spectacular setting with delicious food too? So blessed! =D I want to eat everything! A very happy Mother’s Day indeed

  14. Lou

    LOVE the necklace! And I’m not a huge fan of fries… but that first photo got me craving them 🙂 Ha, you crack me up with your fizzy wine sheenanigans!

  15. Vien @ We Dare Food

    Sounds like a wonderfully fun meal! 😀 hehe oops… someone unconsciously order the second bowl of wedges?? hehe how sneaky..
    btw, that’s a really beautiful necklace!! Good find!

  16. Choc Chip Uru

    That necklace is the perfect finishing touch to such a wonderful meal! I can’t believe I am saying this but who needs dessert 😉

    Choc Chip Uru

  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL at stroking father face pic. My dad would run a mile if I tried that on him! 😛

  18. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    MmmMmMmmMm! Everything looks delish – I would have made the same choice as you and gone for the kale tart. It’s my second favorite green behind spinach. Yes, I rank my greens, so what 🙂

    Cute presentation of the poached pear, as well.

  19. love2dine

    Lovely post and recipes as usual.

  20. Kath Lockett

    Wow – you had me at the bowl of wedges right through to the gorgeously decadent necklace at the end!

  21. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    ohhhhmahhgooodnesss….you and I need to cross the ocean and get together to eat!!! You guys had the most delicious food! (so it seems) You and your family seem to have such a great bond~haha! Love your dad’s uncomfortable smile.

  22. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I love Lark Hill wines and have been meaning to go there for ages. Somehow we seem to end up at Shepherds Run but next time a lunch at a winery is in the offering I think I will suggest we head to the other side of Womboin!

  23. Em

    As I am not a mum, and my mum lives interstate (plus hubby was away) I had a very quiet Mother’s day hanging out with my cat by myself!

    Those wedges almost made me lick the screen, I do love a good potato.
    The photo of you stroking your Dad’s head is so cute, and OMG, I LOVE that necklace. Do you buy pieces like that with a plan of what to wear them with? I would have to go out and buy an appropriate top or dress just to go with the necklace!

  24. Tammy

    Wow. That was a lot of food. Love champagne.

  25. theresa

    Champagne is pretty amazeballs, but also a risk – it tastes so good going down, but hits harder than I expect sometimes. Andy and I have both had a baaad champagne hangover, one each, in the last six months. It’s something we learn from briefly, and then forget as time goes on. The biggest mistake I made was drinking cheap champ after good stuff. Andy’s mistake is drinking beer first, then champ. Yeugh.

  26. Catherine

    Looks like a loverly *hiccough* lunch. I’m also a fan of good champagne and gorgeous necklaces. Just don’t ask me about my Mothers’ Day this year. *bleepbleepbleep*. Maybe next year I will join you!

  27. Libby

    I feel bad as I type this, but I spent Mother’s Day in Sydney so we didn’t get to do a lunch like we normally do. I did make up for it by bringing back boxes of Indonesian treats for her, though, along with some other presents so she was happy. I still owe her lunch though 🙂

    I’m in need of some funky-looking necklaces and that piece you’ve posted up looks amazing!

  28. Emma

    Is there a non-face portion of your mum in one of these pictures?!?!? Either the one dressed in black, or the reflection in the table? That’s about as close as we’ll get to seeing her identity:)

    Good thing the lolly shop was not murderously creepy this time around. And golly that is a fine necklace:) Bling bling, your grandma’s right!

  29. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Oooh wow, that’s the most beautiful necklace I’ve ever seen! A real fairy necklace! Perfect for light-headed, bubbly fairies on champagne! 😀

    I phoned with my mom, so that was my highlight on Mother’s Day. 😛

  30. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I giggle every time you get fuzzy on one glass of wine and start petting people. Must see more of your drunken purchases, that necklace is amazing!

  31. Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition

    What a fun mothers day! I went back to my home town (Southampton) to visit my mommy : )

  32. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    my mum would totally have ordered the terrine too. Terrine friends!! Terrine can scare me a little. Looks so raw. I need to stop saying terrine. I just loved being at home this mothers day 🙂
    Heidi xo

  33. Ashley

    Heehee! I think Brad probably makes a similar ‘why are you stroking my face’ face. I like to pick on him in the oddest of times. Like when he’s driving and can’t do anything about it. 😀

    What a beautiful way to spend mother’s day though! Wineries are always so much fun 🙂 We spent mother’s day at home during the day, making and eating roti and curry and then wen to a Chinese hole in the wall spot for dinner. Massively Asian-stylez!

    Gorgeous necklace as well! 🙂

  34. Sarah

    Yay for champagne! And it looks like your mum had a lovely Mothers’ Day! 🙂

  35. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    What a lovely place to take your mum 🙂 Hope she likes the gift too ~