Double Figures

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It has been a while but I am back.  We have been on holidays for four weeks and arrived home from London on Saturday morning and were straight back into life at home.

Everything was in order at home thanks to our housesitters who took great care of our house, garden and animals.  After they had left, we unpacked the suitcases and put on a load of washing before our first commitment which had been arranged prior to our departure.

We were going out for lunch to celebrate our elder granddaughter’s birthday.  She turned 10 the following day.  I wrapped her gift which we had bought while we were overseas.

Here she is with her sister before we headed off to celebrate the milestone of double figures.  It only seems like yesterday that she was born.

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Happy Birthday!!

Celebration Central


April is quite a month for celebrations in our family as it was our wedding anniversary earlier in the week and will be followed up by my birthday later in the month.

It is my brother’s birthday today and we will be going out for a family lunch on Saturday to celebrate.

This year is a milestone birthday and here are some past photos of the birthday boy.

Owen Owen2 Owen1Wishing you a wonderful birthday and best wishes for the future.

Now We Are Six

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Miss O turned 6 yesterday.  I don’t know about you but I regard 6 as a milestone birthday.  It is up there with 18th, 21st and 40th.  I am not really sure why.  Perhaps it is because I still remember my own 6th birthday.

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Whatever the reason, I think A. A. Milne summed it up beautifully.

Now We Are Six – A.A. Milne

When I was one I had just begun
When I was two I was nearly new

When I was three I was hardly me
When I was four I was not much more

When I was five I was just alive
But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever;

So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.





Today is my father’s 84th birthday, however, we are unable to celebrate it with him as he died nearly 12 years ago.  While his death was sudden and unexpected, we are thankful that he did not suffer.


I miss my Dad but have many wonderful memories of him and cherish those today and every day.


Where do memories come from?  How do you create them?  What memories will your children and grandchildren have of you?

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The shared experiences and activities of today are the memories of tomorrow.