Invited my gorgeous (in personality 🙂 ) ex real estate, but very married and expecting friend Rowan over for dinner tonight to have an impromptu Independence Day feast. We made Angus Beef Burgers on Ciabatta bread (gourmet hamburger) with colby cheese (as American cheese looks artificial and is impossible to buy in Australia), tomato, lettuce and tomato sauce (sorry didn’t have any ketchup!) with a side of corn on the cob. I drank Miller beer (it was a toss up between that and Budweiser at the liquor store), while Rowan couldn’t help himself and went for the Carlton Draught (such an Aussie – a boy from the Manly beaches!). We finished the meal off with a bottle of Merlot and some M&Ms (you’d think I’d be sick of them by now!). I handmade my little American flags as I couldn’t find any at the shopping centre, so a friend of mine suggested I print some off the web and glue them to toothpicks, so I did!
Rowan showed me beautiful pictures of his trip to Greece and Italy with his pregnant wife Nat, and I showed him my pics of New Mexico and Arizona with my boys. Had a few laughs – talked some serious shit… friendships, work, bringing babies into the world, etc. Will be sad to see him leave when he moves to Sydney. Such a good mate!
Kids in the background watching Austin Powers… glad it goes over the top of their heads… won’t be for too much longer though… 🙂 Suzy xx