A night out with my children

April 1, 2015


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These days, with everybody so busy in all corners of the world, it’s such a rare treat that I have the chance to get together with my three all at the same time. And now that my three have multiplied to nine! It’s even rarer to have them together.

But this evening all the stars aligned and I had a chance to have dinner with four of the nine. 😀

We all came together downtown. I came from an afternoon with my mother and some lovely visiting British friends and picked up Chloe and Kerstin at the downtown seabus terminal. That’s Kers picking me up on taking photos while driving and I’m like “what?”. 😀

Jonathan made reservations at the Italian Kitchen, a lovely Italian restaurant, and he and his beautiful girl Chantal met us there for a late supper.

At one point, Jonathan stumped the bartender with a Campari Americano order. Then he explained how to make it. (Jon’s got years of bartending experience)

The restaurant was busy and bustling but also friendly and intimate. The food was fantastic, and Susan, who served us, was lovely and friendly and very accommodating.

We had the most wonderful time, and, by the time we left and said goodbye to Jon and Chantal, it was almost midnight. Not quite closing the bars down, but close enough for me. 😀

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  • Reply debrashewhoseeks April 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Lovely! Glad everyone had fun!

    • Reply Veronica April 2, 2015 at 3:27 am

      Thank you so much Debra, we did! 😀

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 1, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    How nice to spend a night out with the family! Yay … and the place looks special too!

    • Reply Veronica April 2, 2015 at 3:27 am

      It was actually so very lovely Julie. It’s been a while since I ventured downtown in the evening, and then I always wonder why I don’t do it more often. I love the excitement there. 😀

      • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

        We seldom go out for dinner .. To much of an excursion. But I just love it when we do!

        • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

          So true with us too Julie. x

  • Reply Pondside April 1, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    It just doesn’t get much better than that. If our children grow into adults we are friends with we’ve done our job and are reaping the reward!

    • Reply Veronica April 2, 2015 at 3:25 am

      I guess I never thought of it like that Pondside, but that’s a brilliant way to think. I’m pretty in love with these guys, and that will never change. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein April 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

    what a charming looking place .. and how truly special to have them all together for a meal!

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      So very special. That’s why it’s so well documented. 😀

  • Reply cathy April 6, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Oh I love that you got to all get together. I know with our four and their 7 it is always such a joyful time to get together and share family time and love

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