What a lovely visit from Pamela O'Callaghan, aged 89, and her daughter Lyndsay -- seen here making friends with our famous artist, Napster Felinus the painting cat.
Pam was among our first guests when we opened the Lodge in the mid 1960's. She remembers her first stay there with her husband and friends, and being joined at the breakfast table by two other guests -- Mrs. Maria von Trapp and one of her daughters.
That would have been about the same time as The Sound of Music was being filmed, before "Maria" became a household word! It was fabulous to have lunch and a cuppa with Pamela again, and remember such wonderful 'old times'. Pam has claims to fame all of her own -- during WWII worked at Bletchley Park, and is listed on the Roll of Honour recognizing the Signal Breakers (this experience no doubt explains why her youngest daughter, Tamara, who worked for us at Bondi for several summers, used to say she could NEVER get anything past her Mom!)