What a weekend!

So we did it. The weekend of the annual village ball and long weekend has come and gone again. It was a huge effort, and success with lots of planning and plenty of guests (we had 13 people stay here last night) but worth every single bit of work. I’m absolutely stuffed and as soon as the last bit of my work is done tomorrow I plan on sitting down on the couch for a few days and doing nothing. We all know that won’t happen, but I like to think there will be some moments of peace coming my way. Here are some snaps of the big night, as well as a few of the recovery lunch, which included more champagne, cutlets and cake. A perfect combination!

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Hope you guys have all had a great long weekend?


  1. Lynne Wambeek says

    Just beautiful… makes me wish we lived in a similar village.. πŸ™‚

  2. Gorgeous! And doesn’t Mrs Woog have lovely teeth. *spoken by a woman who is currently paying orthodontic bills for her children*

  3. Nicole Jackson says

    Looks fabulous!! So glad all went well πŸ™‚

  4. DIVINE. And yes, @shamozal:disqus is right. Mrs W does have excellent teeth. All the better to eat cutlets with…

  5. Looks lovely – you really can’t go wrong with great flowers and lots of flickering candlelight can you!

  6. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Gorgeous pics I love them all,especially the ones of you and Mrs Woog and your hall looked amazing.I do hope you have a big rest this week you deserve it Beth,just do something you want to do this week xx

    • BabyMacBlogBeth says

      Thanks so much Lisa! It was a great weekend…and lovely to have Mrs W here to enjoy it too x

  7. Gibbergunyah says

    So glad it all went so well and looked so spectacular! We got to the fireworks after skipping two years due to new babies. We missed John’s beef rolls though. They were fantastic but nice to see him enjoying himself. I used to have visitors every June long weekend pre babies. I’m hoping for good drying weather for you tomorrow!

  8. Madeleine Morris says

    It looked GORG! Those cutlets look amazing too. Enjoy a bit of peace this week pet!

  9. faux fuchsia says

    Wow, the room looks beautiful! And I love the flowers. And the food. I always feel a bit sad when these things are over..Hope you had fun x

    • BabyMacBlogBeth says

      Oh thank you FF!! The flowers were all sourced (ie stolen) from people’s gardens and didn’t cost a cent! One of the School Mums helping me was a florist and SO clever. I am relieved it’s done now…but knowing me I’ll be a little sad and wondering what to do in a few days time x

  10. Looking gorgeous Beth. You must be exhausted xx

  11. Reannon Hope says

    That last picture is the best. It’s super beautiful. I love it!

    P.S I see Rob is still growing his hair….how you feeling about that?

    • BabyMacBlogBeth says

      Thanks Reannon. What Rob does to his hair is completely his business…I have no say…just as he has no say when I go and get it shaved with my undercut! Either way he is a dirty big spunk rat x

      • Reannon Hope says

        That’s the best attitude to have! I must say, I’m a bit partial to a man with long hair & a beard…have been since I was a teenager. If he’s wearing boots, even better πŸ˜‰

  12. What a treat! It looks like everyone had such an amazing time.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth says

      It was such a great weekend Jane – felt like a wedding celebration or something big like that!

  13. It looks so gorgeous Bev! I might have to make the hike for it next year! πŸ™‚

  14. I’m glad you had a fantastic weekend. It looks like a great event – your hard work certainly paid off!

  15. daddownunder says

    Lovely pics Beth, looks like there was a lot of love in them there walls

  16. Jen O'Sullivan says

    That’s the School of Arts yeah? Looks truly spectacular.

  17. Georgina Haig says

    What an awesome and beautiful weekend it was Beth!! Josh and I loved it so much. Was wonderful to share some time with you guys, and to get to hang out with those truly gorgeous girls!! Thank you so much again. (I was one of the lucky 13 Bev billeted- flannel sheets and everything)

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