Hello lovely family and friends!
Yesterday was my official birthday but as our family couldn't make it yesterday we had a get together a couple of weekends ago... so I kind of have two birthdays to share with you.
I hope you have a drink and something that can stand in for birthday cake... ready?
Here we go...
Son, daughter, son-in-law, Little Miss and Young Master got up early and traveled down to Somerset so that they could accompany us to church. Little Miss declared the best part was going up the front to help hold a bucket (and no, I can't remember story as I was entranced my grand children)!
We had lunch and cake...!...
...and presents :-)
This was a joint pressie; a photo taken by my lovely talented daughter of her children sitting outside a cafe drinking apple juice. Clever son suggested that they had it printed on to a stretched canvas for me and it's now proudly on display in the sitting room.
I LOVE it so much :-)
It is so perfectly posed yet not posed at all.
And it has a wonderful retro/vintagey quality about it don't you think?
Yummy! A double batch gluten and dairy free lemon drizzle cake made lovingly by my daughter... this was taken before the candles were added.
Luckily for me there was enough left over to freeze 12 slices :-)
Lunch was followed by a trip to the station in Minehead to see Thomas and friends and then on to Blenheim Gardens cafè for a drink and play...
It was such a lovely day :-)
And then we come to yesterday...
Lots of lovely phone calls, texts and facebook messages, parcels, gifts and cards... I felt very blessed (still do :-))
Lovely Husband, Bertie and I went out for the day first visiting Heddon Valley...
...with a gorgeous walk down to Heddon's Mouth. It is a wide and well maintained path that slopes downhill gently making it suitable for all ages. (see here)
Followed by a picnic lunch and a walk around Arlington Court gardens and grounds (see here). I have no photos of this as I was well and truly overwhelmed by this time. Luckily we had a blanket with us and I was able to rest and recuperate in the shade. It's an Aspie thing (Asperger) where my brain can no longer deal with all the sensory information it was being bombarded with. It's not a problem as long as I'm with someone like Lovely Husband who understands the urgent need for quiet and rest.
We traveled back home over our beautiful, colourful Exmoor to a scrumptious dinner and bubbly in the garden...
There is still a present to come but I'll tell you about that a week our two after has arrived...I shall say no more for now.
Yes tis me with the short hair...I've had it like this for nearly a year now but i do really like the photo of me at the top on side...I will update it one day :-)
Thank you for sharing my birthdays with me :-)