Archive for May, 2009


Daddy’s Birthday Party

   Posted by: elle    in Family


On February 28, 2009, Brian turned 80, so we thought that was a great reason for an international family reunion of sorts! Friends and family were invited to celebrate at a special lunch at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and, after lunch and speeches, he officially “launched” this site.

Daddy at his birthday

Daddy at his birthday lunch

Guests travelled from across Australia and from the United States and Europe to join the lunch celebrations (click for menu!), and for some time afterwards stayed around to consume copious quantities of great Australian reds and whites, massive amounts of fresh seafood and enjoyed lots of chats, BBQs galore and played lots of games of Scrabble.
Speaking of Scrabble, Brian’s birthday cake (above) and card reflected the love and high regard in which he is held (here’s the solution) and his fondness and aptitude for the wordy puzzle.
For a peek at some of the highlights of the birthday lunch, we prepared an image gallery, including a short video of Brian’s speech! Click here to view
(Click on the images then use the magnifying glass for close-ups!)

Visit Brian’s Page for his reminiscences, ditties, thoughts and bits of family history…