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15 February 2016

Sod 60!!

Yesterday was my 60th birthday.  

60! I still can't quite believe it.  

When I was younger 60 was old.  

I'm told now that 60 is the new 40.  

I certainly don't feel 60 and I don't think I look 60, others may disagree!!

To help me get over the fact that I have reached the next decade, my family spoiled me rotten.  On Saturday evening Peter and the girls took me out for cocktails and dinner which was great and yesterday I got to spend the day with my wonderful grandchildren and their parents.  We had a 50's style lunch party complete with sausages on sticks, cheese and pineapple (whats not to love) and even a game of pass the parcel!!  I love to see the children's faces when they hope they won't have to let that parcel go, of course there was a gift for everyone. 

Talking of gifts this was one of mine, hence the title of the post


I also have 3 trips to look forward to -  first being a day out in London at the Knitting & Stitching show with Rachel on 5 March.  Then Chelsea Flower Show with Rebecca in May. Followed by 10 days in New York with Peter in June. See what I mean spoiled.

I had so many flowers, my sitting room looks like a florist shop, all beautiful, different.

from Rufus and Laurie
 Daffodils from Jessica

From Rebecca and Tim
From Andy & Mel


from Judy & Stephen
 Then finally....... this beautiful birthday cake made by Stu's aunt Beckie, such a talented lady.  I have tried to take photos from every angle so you can see everything on it.  Laurie was fascinated by the scissors, everything is edible..... so much sugar









The cake is a rich fruit with marzipan and the balls of yarn are chocolate truffles!!  It was a real shame to cut it.  The perfect end to a perfect day

6 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing cake -- and perfect for you! And so many flowers. You really are spoiled! Sounds like being 60 is going to be a good year. Hope you enjoy the short trips and the longer trip to NY. That will be an adventure, I'm sure.

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  2. Happy Birthday Sue! You have such a lovely family. They obviously love you very much. And that cake - oh my! It is the most awesome cake I've ever seen.

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  3. Well now, I live near Princeton, about an hour by train from the city, full of interesting tourist stuff and I wonder if you plan a trip there and can meet me for lunch??? Just asking..

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  4. Those flowers! THAT CAKE!!!!!!
    You are certainly one very loved lady. Happy to include myself in the mix.

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful cake. Happy Birthday Sue!
    You've got lots of lovely treats in store, how amazing. Your birthday party sounds great fun.

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Yours in friendship, Sue x