Yep, that's right - we have 125 years between us (sorry to disappoint you if you thought it was just one birthday, I very much doubt either of us will reach that age!)
It all started on 10th March when I had my 60th birthday. Eric took me out for lunch and the weather was so nice we were able to sit outside.
Then, in the evening, we had a band rehearsal to go to. The plan was we'd just have a quick meal and then get down to some playing . . . except, when we got there, the house was full of people!! Eric and our friends had organised a surprise birthday party for me. This was my first real grown up party!
The fairy lights were all set up, but not turned on when we arrived - might have given the game away otherwise.
They'd really gone overboard with the decorations and balloons.
Some of the guests
and the hostess with the most-ess :-
I'll get you back Angela when you reach the big Six Ohhhh!
As usual, the host (on the right) had plenty to say for himself.
I had a fabulous evening, and really didn't have a clue that anything was going on. Needless to say, we didn't get
Dopey picture time - think I was a bit overwhelmed with the whole thing :-
I think this is my best side :-
Sadly, I didn't get a photo of the two birthday cakes Katharine had made for me. One was covered in grated white chocolate, and the other with plain and both had candles. Unfortunately, when I came to blow out the candles, all the chocolate blew all over the table and guests. Hmmm, maybe a light breeze would have been better, not a raging gale!
Two days later we set off on our holidays. We'd had this trip planned for a while so Eric could meet his grandson for the first time. And, lo and behold, there were more birthday celebrations organised. His four sons, wives and partners had rented a house up in the Highlands of Scotland, about 10 miles away from Aviemore.
The first night we arrived, we had more presents, a fabulous meal, and another cake. They could have softened the blow with the sparklers on top, but no, they had to rub it in that we were 125!
|Burned-out sparklers just visible!|
It was an incredibly good cake though - Banoffee pie, lovely!!
It was a double celebration for Eric, being both 65 (on 19th March) and a Grandad!
I'll leave you with a pic of the wee boy himself :-
|Where's the "Awwwww" button?|