These days it’s a ‘No Kids, no Mothers’ Mother’s Day. It happens. They leave home or leave the planet.
So for Virginia and I it was ‘ME’ Day. The boys were happy to help with that as we were late lunching at Green Pearl, a waterfront Thai at Bayswater.
We hadn’t been before but we knew where it was supposed to be. You know, GPS , iphones and things. Could not see where it could be, so asked another cafe on the ground floor of the Marina. Through a secret door we were shown, upstairs!! How does anyone find this place??? Through the entrance doors and dah daaahh……full to bursting with happy diners.
We could see our friends at a nice table with a gorgeous view over the Marina. The Soft shelled crab had been seen at another table, so we ordered one too, as a tasty starter to share.
That’s when the sketchbook came out. Just 2 minutes and you can start. So the hungry eyes drilled into the delicate portions within reach. So close but so far. I went at lightening speed, and got ‘the look’. Relief.
Then the next 3 dishes arrived almost together, My tofu dish was first, so sketched that. Well it was mine. Hands off!
Following that 2 very attractive dishes arrived with lovely fresh basil and red capsicum for me to highlight. I think everyone’s patience was rewarded after having to study the dishes before tucking in. Silence all round. Satisfied sounds.
The final order was the ice cream atop a coconut shell. A must sketch. Very relaxed and delicious way to celebrate our day.
Lastly our ever patient dogs were taken to the beachside dog park to go for a hurtle around all the other dogs of every size and shape. I loved the little old one wearing it’s blue jacket, with a limp and a wonky ear. Seemed very happy hobbling along. Don’t laugh, it’s coming to all of us.
Do hope Mothers of the World felt celebrated. They can’t do without us you know – even if they think they can.