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I went to my second AWC luncheon yesterday.

Pipocas and I also paid our dues (man) and became official AWC members.

This was quite a different luncheon to the first one I went to at the kebab place in January. First of all, the restaurant is situated in the back gardens of the Alfonso XIII Hotel, which is the poshest place in town (even the outdoor toilets are posh!). And it turned out to be quite a pleasant Japanese restaurant, though I thought it could have done with a little more ‘ambientation’ and some of the food might have been a bit tastier (though it was very pretty). But a fine time was had by all and I might even start partaking of the book sales and clothing charity thangs.

After the luncheon Pipocas and I weren’t feeling too much like getting back to work so we went to sit outside for awhile at Catalina and drink cold water … very salty that Japanese food. We also did a book/dvd swap so yesterday evening I started watching Six Feet Under. Loved the pilot (also really like Rachel Griffiths) so I’m quite looking forward to the rest of the series. Ooooo, it’s fun having girlfriends again! 🙂

Anyhow, here are a few photos I took . . .

 

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Alfonso XIII Hotel

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love those star lamps

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hotel interior

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hotel interior

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Kaede Restaurant

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inside the restaurant

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sushi & sashimi

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miso soup & cucumber and seaweed salad

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spring rolls

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chicken teriyaki

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dessert

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the girls (that’s Pipocas on the far left!)

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the toilets – aren’t they wonderful?

(you can see all of the photos over here)