Wednesday, 7 April 2021

WOYWW - the big birthday :-)

 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 šŸŽˆ

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.

Above made by my D.I.L.

Cupcake bouquet


Photos are all mixed up but give you an idea, I am very late posting but will visit tomorrow. 

Take care all.


  1. Hi Anne. Wow!!!!! What a celebration - happy belated birthday to you. Great times with all your family - all separate but together!! Wonderful
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  2. wow, Anne, what a perfect birthday weekend! so many beautiful flowers and cakes and family!!! Happy WOYWW Helen #1

  3. Belated happy birthday! It sounds as though you were spoiled rotten and in these difficult times that is great.Family and friends are so important.

  4. Wow.. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!*
    You are obviously very well loved. My 70th birthday was hardly celebrated at all. Wah. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. So glad you had such a great birthday Anne. You deserve to have been thoroughly spoiled. I expect the best bit was being able to see family though. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  6. It was so lovely to see you managed to make the best of your special birthday. Love the photos.
    Annie x #11

  7. Congratulations on your "big" birthday. You were so lucky to be able to celebrate and abide by the rules - well done to you and all your family. What wonderful flowers/cakes etc all well deserved I am sure. xx Jo

  8. I'm surprised to find no comments so far, Anne! What a lovely post! A very happy belated special birthday. Such a marvellous collection of fabulous photos with everyone enjoying themselves to the full, a lovely spread of food, and the cake! Lots of beautiful flowers and cards too. Just gorgeous.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x 20

  9. Belated birthday wishes, it looks like your birthday was fabulous. Lovely flowers too. Angela #6

  10. Thank you for your return visit, Anne, and I'm glad you enjoyed my fun bits this week! Thank you for your good wishes re my pants. You are right about cats ruling the roost! We all just have to fit in with their desires.

    Shoshi x #20

  11. What a wonderful selection of photos to commemorate your birthday - and how loved are you by your family? See you soon?
    Hugs, Neet xx

  12. Well done on timing your birthday for when the restrictions started to ease a bit! Belated visit but still, stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #9

  13. Lovely photos of your celebrations!
    Wishing you a belated happy 70th!
    I was 69 on the 4th!!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #19


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WOYWW - the big birthday :-)

 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 la...