Sunday, September 11, 2011

Say G'Day Saturday ~ Rugby and Father's Day!

G'Day dear friends and welcome to another Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party!

I'm glad you visited because I have some pictures to share from a special Father's Day party we had at our place on the weekend.

I don't know why Father's Day is celebrated in September over here but it sure is a great time of year to have a family gathering!

I found some yummy recipes for the party such as:

Orange and Fennel Salad via Food Network.com
Picture of Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

Potato, spring onion, dill & cheese frittata via bbcgoodfood.com
Potato, spring onion, dill & cheese frittata


Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake ~ nigella.com

Now, I'm not usually one to boast but I think my versions of these recipes were pretty darn yummy!

Orange and Fennel Salad

Potato, spring onion, dill & cheese frittata

Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake

I also served some cold cuts and fresh bread and we had a good old fashioned ploughman's lunch fit for any dad!

It was such a fun party and to top off the day, the men and boys all went to the football after lunch while the female folk stayed behind to clean up and enjoy an extra treat!

I think everyone had a great day, not just the Fathers!

Now since this is a Father's Day post, this week I have chosen to share some clips that I know Mr Attorney will enjoy. I probably won't see very much him this weekend because he and Big Al will be glued to the TV watching the Rugby World Cup!

I know that they will be watching the New Zealand games in particular because, like many people, they love watching the haka!

I'm even excited about the rugby world cup after watching all of this!

I'm even going to watch a few games too, because I just love the game. It has nothing to do with the good looking players at all...

Richie McCaw

Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson ~ England

Pat McCabe
Pat McCabe ~ Australia

Yep, I just love watching Rugby!

So, what have you been up to this week? If you would like to link up your favourite recipe, tutorial, idea or Pinterest round up post just add the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below.

Feel free to grab the code for the Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party button and add that to your post so that your readers might be able to find other bloggers who have said G'day!

Natasha In Oz

Thanks so much for joining in and linking up! Don't forget to come back later and visit some of the lovely bloggers who have linked up!

Before I go I must thank the lovely people who are hosting the following linky parties-thanks for having me:

Thank you so very much for stopping by and visiting me in my little corner of the world Down Under. As always, your visit means so much to me.

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,
Natasha In Oz 


  1. Hi Natasha,
    Great clips! I loved watching them, shouting men, mmmh... Enjoy the weekend! Maureen x

  2. Great, fun looking party! I'm another RWC widow...though I was born in Auckland so I have a soft spot for the All Blacks!
    Haven't had time for pinning much this week.

  3. Hi Natasha. Gorgeous photos of the Fathers Day Party, and it looks as if everyone was having a really good time. My oh my, what a delicious spread you put on there. The food all looks gorgeous! I'm sorry I wasn't there to partake of one of the scrummy looking cupcakes!!

  4. What a great party !!!!...wowwww...nice foos beautiful people.......enjoy have fun !!...xxx..

  5. Hi Natasha! I linked two posts this week. Your Father's Day party looked wonderful, and I love the way your recipes turned out. Those rugby players are rather cute! xo,

  6. Hi Natasha - what a lovely hostess you are - all those Fathers were so lucky to have you hold their celebration!

    And - LOVE those ruby photos and those dashing players! I'm not really aware of rugby that much being in the States, so I appreciate the broadening of my horizons ;o)

    Enjoy the Spring!

    beachside cottage

  7. Happy Father's day! so much food...and cakes!

  8. Happy Father's Day! Looks like you all had a feast! Great photos and pins. Really enjoyed the Rugby clips, too. Now, that's football! In comparison, our football is kinda woosie - all the padding, helmets, etc!

  9. What a fantastic Father's day. I like that you'll have it in September. The photos are great and the food looks spectacular!!! What a good time!!!!

    I have no idea what rugby is.. but I can totally see why you love it. : )
    have a great weekend.

  10. Your Father's day looks like a lot of fun:) We had a quiet day pottering around the house and garden whilst 'dad' played with his new toy (a laser level):)

  11. LOVE all these shots! We are a sports oriented family so many of our events revolve around big game days!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  12. What a wonderful Father's Day party you had! And the food looks wonderful. I just made a note to look for that cake receipe.

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

  13. I have to tell you that your recipes look more delicious and beautiful then the originals!!! The adorable sweetheart with the ponytails just took my breath away.
    What a wonderful post!!

  14. I thought all this time that I was a follower of your blog! I am now! Love your site!

  15. It's another Pink Saturday...and I pray each one of you will have a great week-end..and even some pink sugary fun! God Bless you

  16. I don't mind celebrating Father's Day at your house for sure! Fabulous food, it's sooo good, wow! Beautiful guests too, specially the young ones! Happy Father's Day! Hugs, FABBY

  17. Beautiful pictures!!! I so enjoyed this post....I love your blog.

  18. wonders how many things you have prepared! Thank you for your visit to my blog, and sorry for my English, I'm using a translator, see you soon and good day

  19. Oh gosh you girls are so clever with all your pinning and linking. I admit to being a bit daunted by it all despite your lovely instructions etc. I have only just got my head around Facebook ha. Lovely post, it looked so yummy. Not a rugby girl....league is my game of choice but the chaps did look pretty good I must say he he. Xx Katherine ps the foo dogs will head to the garden centre this week xx

  20. Great post! Your recipes look delicious and love the video clips!

  21. I want to eat those cupcakes now! And who isn't watching rugby world cup anyways! Rugby player and fan here....:)

  22. HPS!

    Awesome post! Hello from Toronto!


  23. That looks like a fun party! Happy Father's Day! Your version of the salad looks delicious too!


  24. This post makes me feel so right at home. I think it's all the yummy-looking food and your lovely friends and family.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I posted by Pink-terest post.

    Ciao and have a wonderful weekend.

  25. Love the little clock icon! Very cute. Your Father's day party looks wonderful, you did a wonderful job, he is lucky to have you! Thanks for hosting.

  26. Thanks so much for inviting me to your pinning party. What fun!! I love how you went all out for your Father's Day celebration - everything was so lovely.

    I've signed up for the Master Pinning list :O)

    Have a great new week and I hope that you're experiencing some lovely Springlike weather in Brisbane.


  27. what a great party! Just may have to join up next week. Loving Pinterest too.

  28. Hi Natasha,
    Your party is lovely! I love the table setting with the Spode. Thanks for having us over. I like a pinning party, great fun to see what everyone is pinning.

  29. Everything looks great! I especially love the eye candy at the end of your post - delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  30. Thank you so much for inviting me over! I'm so glad you did, I'm your newest follower!

  31. Hi, looks like a fantastic get together. Everyone looks so happy and the food amazing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  32. Those cupcakes look SO Yuumy! Come to think of it the entire spread looks SO yummy! lol!

  33. Nigella's Guinness cake cupcakes look sinful! I want some! I think it;s nice to celebrate Father's Day in September. We celebrate in June, and it is too close to Mother's Day, I think.

    I do not have a Pinterest account. I am scared that if I start, I won't stop, and then I will get nothing else done!!! *but I am so tempted*

    Ricki Jill

  34. What a fun party, Natasha. The food looks so delicious. Happy Father's day to your hubby...Christine

  35. this is a total feel good post...your family looks awesome and even though not a sports fan I enjoyed the videos...

  36. Hi Natasha,
    looks like a great party. I gues, not only the guys liked it.
    best rgeetings, Johanna

  37. Hi Natasha...your party looks great. The food, the family and the great fun. The pinning thing I still need to get down myself. I am confused by it all sometimes LOL. Hope to see you for the magazine copy cat party.

  38. Hi Natasha--Your party looks so fun and everything looks so yummy!!
    I love your pinning and blogging concept and one of these days I'm going to 1) try to remember my Pinterest password ;) and 2) do some Pin surfing!

  39. Oh I love this idea! I definitely am going to have to join in soon. It looks like an awesome Father's day. Such good food- made me hungry!

  40. Hey Natasha!
    For once I can link up - not only do I have a song to share (and a post written about the actual song) but all the images on the post were found on Pinterest. Hows that?
    Looks like your linky is taking off too!

    PS I've got the badge in my sidebar

  41. Oh yeah, and YAY for you loving the haka and having Richie at the top of your Hot Rugby Players list!!!

  42. All your food looks yummy. Johnny Wilkson looks pretty yummy, too! The view from your deck is so beautiful! Looks like fun was had by all. Great party.

  43. What a beautiful fathers day feast, your take on each recipe looked fabulous, especially the yummy cupcakes!
    Have a great week!

  44. It's wild you guys celebrate Father's Day in September - but then again, it's your spring, so it makes (some) sense! :) Looks like everyone had so much fun!! And the food you pinned (and ate) looks drool-worthy. :) I've been such a slacker in the pinning department - I need to get busy! :) Have a great week, Natasha! :)

    Water, because Rain is a Good Thing when it's Georgia Rain: MMMM

  45. Love your sweet post!

    I am so very addicted to Pinterest! What is it that just keeps pulling us in? Endless ideas for sure!

  46. Hi Natasha, thanks so much for dropping by my blog.

    Looks like you had a fab fathers day! The food looks amazing! I officially want to come to your house for lunch lol.


  47. Natasha, YOur father's day celebration looked just lovely. Precious family!!!! Family time is the best!!!!
    I think your linky party is a brilliant idea. I have just gotten addicted to pinterest! What a spectacular idea to share it through your blog!

  48. Wow! What a spread! Everything looks yummy and beautiful!

  49. Happy Father's Day. The pictures are wonderful. Happy Spring!

  50. I love Pinterest and have spent many hours there. Thanks for the nice comment and stopping by "In His Grip" :o)

  51. Wow, the food looks awesome. Wish I were there. Looks like it was fun.

  52. Hi Natasha, what a great idea for a link party! Your Father's Day food looks amazing! I have to check out these recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  53. Looks like a great party! I love the napkins with the place settings printed on them. The soccer dude in the yellow looks like my pastor...Ha! :) Have a great week!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  54. OH duh, I think I said "soccer" but meant "rugby"... I'm an American nerd tonight who can't tell the difference...Ha! ;)

  55. Hi Natasha!

    What a gracious way to thank the people who host the parties that you join...very nicely said!

    Your versions of all the food looks FABULOUS! If you cannot find the coconut pudding & the Dream Whip to make my pie, I'll be happy to mail them to you.
    We used to mail things to DH's son, who lives in Queensland, all the time.
    BTW, they're expecting their 1st baby!! This will make #14 grandchild for us. ~~big smile~~

    I must get busy & join Pinterest. Seems like everybody is doing it!


  56. Oh & we always laughed when Jeff sent his Dad a "Fathers Day" card in September. For awhile there, we didn't realize that you didn't celebrate it in a different month than us. We just thought he was mailing it LATE! LOL


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