Sunday, May 20, 2007

Birthday tea

This morning I celebrated my birthday in style with the 642.4 Gang by having high tea at The Hyatt (Canberra's "historic hotel", built in 1926).

The food (of course) was delicious:(Unfortunately, by the time we got back to these yummy looking strawberry pastries they'd all gone so we didn't get to try them):They had wonderful looking mini pears which I was told I had to take a photo of:And here are two (of many!) reasons why I love The Hyatt so much:

1. The staff are all dressed in 1920s style uniforms (this is Fred the Doorman)And the Hotel itself is is very Prairie School style which I have a new appreciation of after my trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in Chicago this time last year....
(Listening to: Salmonella Dub,
One drop east)

8 comments:

Taphophile said...

Happy, happy birthday. High tea looks wonderful as usual. :)

shanna said...

happy birthday!! it looks like you had a wonderful day!

Jejune said...

Happy birthday - what a wonderful way to celebrate!

KARA said...

My mouth is watering looking at all that gorgeous food.
I can't believe it was your bithday I would have sent you a special something in that parcel, oh I hope you had a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday.
Kara
xx

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Well it's not actually my birthday until Thursday but since the other 3 of the 642.4 Gang have kids, doing something on the nearest free weekend worked out much better than trying to round everyine up on a week day.

And Kara - if you'd included a birthday present in your parcel then I wouldn't have been allowed to open it yet!

June said...

I swear, your blog should be sponsored by the Australian Tourist Bureau. Every time you post a picture, it makes me want to get on a plane.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

June - and there haven't even been any kangaroo pictures yet!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow =) .. did u have to post the pictures of the strawberry pastries... i want some now... -__-" .. =P - Ceiridwen