Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dianne Turns 50!

Looking out over Ascension Vineyard in Matakana....looks like something off a postcard


Dons and Dianne

Claire, Dons and Dianne

Some of the girls...and one boy Dianne's son Keria

She thought of everything...even a bus to take us there and back so wine could be indulged in

Dianne in the bus. Auckland turned on a beautiful evening for the occasion

Dons and I

Gina who loves tractors

Waiting in the courtyard

Dons doing her speech

The very lovely Paula

Cake time

Dons and Paula

Turning back the clock to the band days

Paula and Pam
A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to Dons' very good friend Dianne's 50th birthday celebration. Even though we have had a terrible summer, Auckland turned on a beautiful sunny day. The plan was to all meet at Dianne's amazing family homestead (it has been in the family for 6 generations) in the countryside then continue on to the Ascension Winery which is amazing vineyard and restaurant in Matakana. Dianne really turned it on with a lovely menu, fantastic wine and great company. Afterwards we all headed back to her place for some music playing (well those who can do that sort of thing) and dancing before heading home....well actually most people stayed but we decided to make the trek back. It was a fantastic evening....thanks Dianne!

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