Hi all my little bloggy friends. Here we are - it's another Sunday and time for some more of my snaps. We're going to start off with a couple more photos of the Easter Egg Hunt last Sunday, and finish off with some photos from my 65th birthday celebrations on Friday.
I am just feeling so blessed and so very lucky at this moment in time. Friday was wonderful, which started off with champagne and opening of the pressies and cards. Then I had to close my eyes and was led out to the driveway, where the pressie from my hubby was waiting - a lovely new car! I am still in total and utter shock about that, believe me! It really was a complete surprise.
We then all went out for lunch at a lovely restaurant near here. Then, today, the family held a celebration 'Afternoon Tea' here, when they invited a few of my friends around to join us. Lots of Pimms and champagne was drunk, and I had such a lovely time. Hubby gave a little speech, and then presented me with a little photo book on my life so far. It was absolutely beautiful and all the milestones in my life were there, starting off with a photo of my mum and dad. So many memories were in that little book, even containing photos of special friends that had passed away. It was very emotional for me looking through the pages.
I really do want to thank my family for making my 65th birthday so very special. I will never forget it, and it was so lovely having everyone here together. I will now share some of the photos with you, and hope you enjoy them.
Oh! To cap it all, I placed a bet on the Grand National today, which is a very famous horse race held annually here in England. My horse came in Third! Yay, and I did it 'each way', so I have won a little bit of money. I scanned the list of runners and came across a horse called Sea Bass. Well, as I love eating Sea Bass whenever I go to a restaurant, I decided to have a little flutter. Well, it's as good a way of picking a horse as any!!
Now we have some birthday photos.
pretty plant stand from Eleanor to Grandma
Ruby, Alfred and Eleanor
Ruby in her little party dress!
Eli with his beautiful mummy.
The new car! How lucky am I?!
hubby giving a little speech.
Helping grandma blow out the candles.
Well, I think that's enough for this week, but I hope I have managed to convey just a little of the happiness being enjoyed.
"The best inheritance a parent can give to their children is a few minutes of their time each day."
I'll say au revoir again for now. Most of you know that my family from France are staying with us for the next couple of weeks, but I will try to get round to see you as often as I can.