Apologies Julia there is no desk , at least not one showing crafting lol- it is still covered by stuff waiting to be put away. There was last minute crafting and then gift bags, wrapping paper etc, etc.
Last Thursday , my BIG birthday was fabulous, amazing and manic.
It started on Wed eve, my D.I.L. and granddaughter arrived to decorate inside the gazebo, and there was a bunting at the front of the house with balloons. I also had online drinks party, arranged by my SU mummy.
Thursday began with a delivery at 8.15, followed by many, many more. There were messages, cards and presents to open. I had six deliveries of flowers plus a huge box that contained three filled 🎈
After lunch three friends came along, we sat in the gazebo with Cava and snacks ( made by one of the ladies) more cards and gifts, plants and flowers.
After school our youngest son & family arrived. More flowers, gifts made by my granddaughters and champagne. Later we ordered pizza and sat out until 10pm. Heaters on of course. It was just magical. I slept well that night!
On Friday morning son and family came back. There was a fabulous breakfast. Later on after Jonathan and son left our eldest and family arrived from Yorkshire. It had been 6 months since I had seen them. I burst into tears ( there were lots of tears throughout both days) We had afternoon tea, provided by Jonathan and family.
The two families managed to catch up a little later, abiding by rules.
It was hard when they left, although I was tired.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday involved more visitors and gifts. I was thoroughly spoiled. The best part however was being able to be with people, even if it was 6 at a time.
We were very lucky re the weather, but the gazebo (and its 3 heaters) was a Godsend.
I do hope that everyone of you had a blessed and peaceful Easter.
There follows a lot of photos, sorry Julia.
No particular order.
Photos are all mixed up but give you an idea, I am very late posting but will visit tomorrow.
Take care all.