Hello Readers and welcome to this month’s
column. I finished off the month of May with a superb grazing lunch birthday party for Cath Fitzsimons 30th. It was a great day with a really loud crowd of people, and in the other room we had a luncheon for a group of tourism operators from all over NSW here to promote Canowindra, the vineyards, motels and B&B’s. They were very impressed by our town, its people and the various things on offer.
I went to Thailand for two weeks of sun- shine, cocktails and friendly people, with lots to see and do in Phuket and Surin Beach. The food was great and there were lots of temples that were very nice, although I am glad to be back home at Mon- trose. I missed my Canowindra people and it went from 31 degrees to 6 degrees, so bloody chilly!
The Queens Birthday weekend I had lots of visitors stay. I hosted a dinner on Sat- urday night for 24, for Cameron Vickory, former Cowra boy who turned 40. It was a black tie evening and it was very elegant with people from Cowra, Orange, Canberra and Dubbo to celebrate this great blokes birthday.
Queens Birthday on Monday I hosted a luncheon for the special day with a great group of Canowindra friends to celebrate Her Majesty’s Birthday. The men were all dressed in suits and the ladies in their best dresses. There were 26 in total and they all had a scrumptious lunch. I welcomed new minister Joy and her husband Max and also celebrated Marion Wilsons OAM with a special cake made by Jenny Mid- dleton. Some of those present were Nancy, Pat and Melva Grant, Pam Dunford, Deb and Doug Rice, Bill Flannery, Penny Nash, Richard Glasson, Bill and Lorna Coachly, Rob and Pam Burns to name a few, and of coarse her ‘Grace’ good friend Muriel Yeo. It was a lovely day with lovely friends. It makes you appreciate how wonderful this town is and how lucky we are to live in it.
I have lots of Christmas in July functions coming up. Keep busy, happy and kind to one another.