Kew Gardens

Sky High Restaurant — Mt Dandenong

I had the pleasure of taking 12 residents to a ‘Christmas in July’ luncheon at the Sky High Restaurant, Mt. Dandenong.

Although this was set in winter, we were blessed on leaving Kew Gardens with beautiful sunshine, although we all still donned our coats and scarves.

Our journey from Kew Gardens to the Dandenongs was relaxing with music filtering through the bus and the scenery with the sun coming through the bus windows was quite magical. All residents were in good spirits and very much looking forward to the day’s outing.

As we made our way up the hills, we had a few light showers but on arrival at the restaurant the sun shone in our favour.

We were seated in the Restaurant by the window with beautiful views although due to the cold, we could not see the city clearly. It was lovely that feeling of being amongst the clouds.

We enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch, turkey, ham cranberry sauce followed by plum pudding and custard. We also shared our bon bons, wore our party hats and partook of beautiful wines offered to us. Many memorable photos were taken.

We were serenaded throughout the lunch by a pianist playing many old songs, Christmas songs and it was lovely background music to a perfect day.

On returning to Kew Gardens, with high spirits, full stomachs and big smiles, the residents delighted in the outing and were happy to retire to their rooms for some down time.

A most successful day.

Clare O’Meara

Tour guide

Kew Gardens Aged Care