And I have no (good) excuse, who knows what we’ve been doing but I think having workmen at the house a lot just means we spend a lot of time not getting much done! However, there have been a few events that have occurred lately that shouldn’t be overlooked.
It was David’s birthday last week although we ignored it on the day itself – workmen trying to fix gas line issues all day took the fun out of it so he waited until Saturday night when we had friends over to open his cards and presents. It was nice to finally have an event in the house – up until then people had been dropping in bringing wine and snacks with them since we just weren’t that organized yet! Anyway, it was fun to finally get to celebrate plus one of our good friends has her birthday one day before David so it’s a fun excuse for a get together ; )
BUT, the day after David’s birthday my parents celebrated their Diamond (60th) Wedding Anniversary – big stuff!! Much as my mother loves a party it gets harder and harder to get everyone together these days so instead of the big shindig they had for their 50th, this time they went away for a long weekend back to their courting countryside in the Malvern Hills. On the day itself they climbed all the way to the top of Malvern and soaked in the view. On Saturday night Nic and Catherine met them for dinner complete with flowers and champagne so I think a good time was had by all ; )
Here they are 60 years ago
and this is them celebrating their 60 years together
and of course they had a card from the Queen!
I talked to them once they got home – sounded like they enjoyed themselves ; )