On Sunday 24th July 2011 I hit 60 years of age and my gorgeous family held a party for me on the village green outside our cottage. They cooked and brought food, drinks and everything imaginable to throw a wonderful party.
My cake was a Vintage Amoire with a Lot 60 ticket on it and 6 champagne bottle candles, it was beautiful. I know my name is Di but to the children I am Nan or Nanny.
Gifts just kept coming - things to make me look and smell better,
things very personal to me,
gorgeous jewellery, carefully chosen to go with my bohemian taste,
chocolates and goodies to indulge me and
beautiful flowers to brighten mu day.
Trying to blow the candles out on my cake proved very difficult with 6 grandchildren trying to help me.
They soon shifted when I got the knife in my hand.
The little ones had a fabulous day with the freedom to run around with no fears. The advantage of living in a remote hamlet.
Megan is nearly 12 so a bit too cool to be photographed with the other grandchildren.
Mathilda the escapee. A perfect picture of childhood freedom.
My son Garry and daughter Rebecca outside the cottage, just had to include this one as it looks like a Paparazzi shot.
My daughter-in-law Emma, daughters Sara and Francesca who with the help of Rebecca provided the most delicious food.
You can see from this shot just how perfect the weather was.
Another escapee, Harvey retreating for a moment
The oldies corner.
and the dismantling of the marquee at the end of the day. I had absolutely nothing to do. It was a perfect day with 4 things missing only and they were
my daughter Charlotte, her partner Bad and baby Tiana all in France and Georgia my eldest Grandchild who was in Greece on holiday. However she did send me her framed picture (see 3rd image).