Father's Day By Lorraine Penn

After relocating from the big smoke of Sydney to the Mid North Coast, Coffs Harbour almost 5 years ago. First day we decided to do some exploring of the local café’s and were fortunate enough to meet our soon to be friends Jenny and Jeff, affectionately known as two J’s.

Fast-forward to seven months later, we all decided to celebrate Father's Day by having lunch at a seafood restaurant in Urunga, my favorite type of food.
The day was glorious, location perfect overlooking the Bellengen River, the company enjoyable food excellent; conversations flowed in all directions particularly finding out about our new friends.

Prior to arranging the lunch at the seafood café Jenny suggested that we treat the guys and take them out for dinner as well. I agreed! The suggestion was to dine at a local International Golf Club Restaurant.

We arrived at the Golf Club; our table overlooked a magnificent golf course. The waiter was unbelievable entertaining; thank goodness, as the meal was hard to locate on the plate and the price too expensive.

When our meals arrived, minuscule piece of scotch fillet, covered with two pieces of asparagus and something that resembled a red wine sauce, extra cost of course I could hardly believe my eyes. My husband couldn’t resist by saying: “where is the rest of the meal”.

Funny as it may sound, I was horrified to think that a restaurant could charge so much for such a miniature meal.

Thank goodness for our delightful friends!

in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia


Born in Kogarah, NSW semi-retired on the North Coast where I am giving back to the community as a mentor, board director, former president of Coffs Harbour Writers Group & turning my life into a book.

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