Sunday, 27 October 2013


Our weekend has been so busy - celebrating MWM's 65th birthday, which was yesterday.

It started on Friday evening when we took all our family to our favourite Chinese restaurant for a meal.  Here's some photos from the evening.

Sitting down to dinner.

In the next photo are
Back row - Sons Nick and Dan, MWM, Me, Daughter-in-Law Alison.
Next row - Eldest Grandson Sam, Kai, Nate and Harry
Front row - Granddaughter Gracie and Mother-in-Law Jean

There was one person missing, Dan's partner Fiona who was stuck in traffic on her way home from work, unfortunately she didn't manage to get to the restaurant but she didn't miss out on the food because there was so much of it the restaurant boxed  up what was left and Dan took it home for her.

Yesterday was MWM's actual birthday and we spent it with our good friends Tony & Karen.   We went to Manchester and did a pub crawl before going to our favourite Indian Restaurant for a scrumptious meal, after which we hit a few more bars.   Here's some photos of us enjoying ourselves.

We had a great time and MWM said it was his best birthday ever!


Valerie said...

How nice that MWM had a double celebration. Looked like two fun events and how great that the hotel boxed up some food for the missing guest. Belated birthday greetings to the man himself.

Maggie May said...

That looked like a wonderful celebration and a luxurious place to eat in with all the people you love to share the occasion.
Glad the one who missed out had a doggy bag!
Belated Happy Birthday to the "important man"
Magie x

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

LOL yes he doesn't do things by halves Valerie!

Yes it was lovely to have all the family together, something that doesn't happen very often so very special for a special day Maggie

Jenny Woolf said...

What nice family photos, and a great birthday to be remembered always!

Cloudia said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely faces in your tribe - glad to be an auxiliary members:-)


Ron said...


AWESOME photos! And it looks like you all had the BEST time!

You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL, m'dear! What a stunning lady you are!


A Lady's Life said...

Wonderful to have such a happy birthday

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Jenny and yes, it was a birthday to remember. x

I'll tell him Cloudia, thankyou. xx

I'll pass on your birthday wishes Ron and thankyou for the compliment. xxxx

It is indeed Lady's Life x

Flowerpot said...

It looks amazing Ak - what a great family!

Beach Bum said...

Best wishes to MWM!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Flowerpot and Beach xx

Gledwood said...

Wow your family is just like the ones off the television. I can't remember the last time ours had a get-together anything like that.

You know who you remind me of? Emma Harte from Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance/etc! As portrayed on screen by Deborah Kerr

Akelamalu said...

Which family Gleds The Waltons??? LOL Thanks, I'll take it as a compliment. xx

G-Man said...

I used to know a Akelamalu.
Saucy wench that never stayed put..
I sure miss her...:-)

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely birthday for MWM...and he doesn't look a day over 64! Happy Birthday to him!

Travis Cody said...

Happy birthday MWM!

MorningAJ said...

I think that's a typo. He's never 65!

Glad you had a good time.

CrystalChick said...

Looks like MWM (and his lovely wife) had a good time with family and friends to celebrate his birthday!
All good wishes to him for a happy year!

Akelamalu said...

I used to know a G-man but he doesn't visit me anymore since I stopped playing Flash 55. :(

LOL thanks Sandi I'll tell him.

Cheers Trav I'll pass on your wishes.

He'll love you for that AJ!

We did indeed Crystal chick, thanks for the birthday wishes I'll pass them on.