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Sunday, 28 December 2014

December 2014.....

Before the end of this year I must apologise for my absence from blogging.   I have been so very busy!

I had every intention of writing part 3 of our America/Canada trip but got caught up in organising a campaign to try to get a vital screening service reinstated to our local clinic!     It is still ongoing, so I can't say too much, but suffice to say I think we are getting somewhere with it and I will write about it fully once the situation is resolved.

In the meantime, besides organising Christmas I was also organising a party for our family and friends to help MWM and I celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary on 7th December, which was our actual anniversary date but we had the party on 6th.   We thought 40 years together was worth celebrating and could think of no better way that gathering family and friends.

We hired a room at a local social club, booked caterers, a DJ and a live band, had an anniversary cake made by a local baker, had the room decorated with balloons, banners and etc and just hoped everyone would be able to turn up.  

Here's some photos from the evening.

The Cake

The married long time couple
Guests: MIL and her friend
 Our youngest son Daniel and his two sons, Kai and Nate
Eldest son Nick and his wife Alison
DIL Alison, her Mum and our granddaughter Gracie
 My eldest brother and his family
 My youngest brother and his family

Old friends


 The children eagerly awaiting the announcement that the buffet was open!
The band - Mr Bifter
Our five gorgeous grandchildren, from left to right and in age order, youngest first,  Nate, Gracie, Harry, Kai and Sam, just before they each presented us with a red rose each!
Guests having a good time.


 The childen doing Gangnam Style!

 Dancing round the handbags like in the 60's! 

Everyone had a wonderful time, as did we, it was so lovely having everyone together in one place.

Now Christmas is all but done, we are busy packing for a few days away over new year with some friends.  We leave on Tuesday and get back on Friday, it's just a short package for a hotel stay in the south of England, with a gala dinner on NYE and a day trip to Brighton - a complete change to what we usually do.

I'll tell you all about it when we get back and promise to continue with the America/Canada trip and will, eventually, get round to posting about the trip to Italy we made in May.   Such a lot to catch up on!

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.

14 comments:

brac said...

Hearty congrats for 40 years of marriage - where does the time go? Brigitte and I have been married 28 years (together for 33). Have a great time in the South - I used to live in Brighton (and Hove) when I were a wee lad.

Dumdad said...

Brac? No, I'm Dumdad! I always have a problem posting a comment on your site ever since I left Blogger and moved to WordPress!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like a lovely party!

Ron said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Peter!

LOVE the cake!

What GREAT photographs too! You all look as though you had a faaaaabulous time!

And you look absolutely smashing in that dress!

Have a wonderful time on your trip, see ya when you get back.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, m'dear!
X

Winifred said...

Congratulations!
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Love that post frock, you both look fabulous.

Winifred said...

Meant to say posh frock but the predictive text keeps butting in!

Akelamalu said...

I was wondering who Brac is! LOl
We've never been to Brighton Dumdad so we're really looking forward to it. x

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou SAW, it was. x

Thanks Ron, everyone really enjoyed the party and we loved having all our family and friends there to celebrate. :)

Thankyou Winnifred, I guessed predictive text had intervened. LOL x

Akelamalu said...

SAW your blog will not accept my login details to comment. :(

A Lady's Life said...

ok lets parteee!

Happy Holidays
Enjoy!

Beach Bum said...

Congrats! Happy Anniversary! You know I can't help but miss all the good parties, and it looks like yours was a blast.

Daryl said...

what a wonderful party .. such a lovely family .. happy anniversary (belated tho it may be) and here's to a wonderful 2015!!!!!!! xo

Valerie said...

Belated anniversary greetings, Pearl. It sounds as though you had a great time. Hope you enjoy your winter vacation.

Banker Chick said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrate our 50th in 2017 which is still far and away. Maybe we will celebrate with our trip to New England....no I want to do that sooner.