Thursday, February 23, 2012

I was on TV last week!


Oh, ok, only in the background of a group scene, skulking behind a handy pole, but it's a start...

It began with an apparently routine email which turned out to be rather exciting!
"Marty Moo will be cooking up a storm at Tidal River! I will be serving a gourmet barbeque breakfast of Garden Farm eggs, Terramirra Park venison sausage and Hope Farm sourdough. Please come on down and enjoy breaky with me, all welcome! But if you can’t come then tune in to the Today show and see me on the telly! Marty" 
I don't watch much TV, and have never watched a breakfast show, but this was too good an opportunity to miss. Tidal River is the main camping ground at The Prom (aka Wilsons Promontory National Park) it's always a treat to get down there, and the added attraction was a free breakfast compliments of Marty!

What's not to like? ... apart from packing of course. However, we flung the tent and assorted camping gear in the car and headed off - one night only due to work commitments, but hey who cares, this was going to be a real treat.
Sunset treat at Norman Bay
Up and about by 7am
The Today Show airs on Channel 9 and the weather reports were duly broadcast live from Norman Bay at the Tidal River Camp Ground on Wilsons Prom by Today presenter Stevie Jacobs.
Kids, food, sand, water and expensive equipment -
What could possibly go wrong?
What really happened was sunrise, kids, sand, water (great combination with cameras!) swatting March flies, National Parks Rangers and personnel, parents and teachers, all the technical bods who put these things together seamlessly and heaps of hangers on, otherwise temporarily referred to as the Marty fan club. Did I mention swatting March flies - surreptitiously when the filming happened - nasty bitey things and larger and more enthusiastic than ever this season.

Later, back at another picturesque setting and BBQ, 
Marty and Emily were cooking up a scrumptious breaky. 
The Gourmet BBQ segment with Marty Moo showcased some exceptional Prom Country produce, cheerfully devoured by all and sundry.

As far as the locals were concerned, the real star wasn't Stevie, the host of the Today Show, (centre front in the pic above) but local identity and restauranteur Marty (far right) - otherwise known as Marty Moo of Moos at Meniyan.

Thanks for the invite Marty, it was a beaut mid week break and my birthday lunch was great too!

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4 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. looks a good break - but not sure I do the flies!! That would be a non-repeat visit ..

Cheers - but a BBQ - well that I could cope with .. Hilary

Jan Morrison said...

Whoa - that looks like seriously good tucker! Glad you had an adventurous birthday - you are the third birthday blogging type I've visited this morning!

Jan Morrison said...

Whoa - that looks like seriously good tucker! Glad you had an adventurous birthday - you are the third birthday blogging type I've visited this morning!

sue said...

Hilary, the biting March flies were nasty, but at east the little sticky bush flies weren't around to share the BBQ feast!

Jan, they were the best venison sausages I've ever had - the only thing lacking was a glass of champers and a decent cup of coffee.