Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Happy Birthday Great Gran

3 year old toasts 92 year old

Family gathered from near and far last Saturday to toast Mum/Gran/Great Gran
on her 92nd birthday
What a day to rejoice and be happy!!

Sorry this is slightly out of focus....
I think it's lovely though!!

Of course there was a cake...

and a lot of blowing out of candles!!

I didn't realise until today
that this picture also has a background photo
of my father..
.....which makes it even more special!!

I think someone asked about the little vase/jug
that my mother made

I love the vibrant blue with the turquoise stripes!

and use it (often with wild flowers)
all over the house!

The bowl, I showed before, is always in use...
often filled with fruit

Thank you all so much for your concern and suggestions...
I value them
and shall try to take them on board!

Personally, I feel my conclusion is that
I would rather be a rather tatty, not particularly
well shaped
certainly cracked and bubbled
useful and needed ...person

Someone who didn't like to get her clothes messed by
probably grubby and greasy
toddlers' hands
or wouldn't put herself out of routine
to help someone in need
(even if it meant missing a hair appointment)

I would rather have a full,untidy and useful life


be put on the shelf in all my beauty
just to be taken down and dusted once in a while!!

I'm joining Nancy atYour Sunday Best


  1. A very happy birthday to your dear Mum!!! We too celebrated a very special lady in our family this weekend!!! My Grandma's 98th birthday!!! How lucky we are indeed!!!!
    Loved seeing her pottery items. And oh my...USE THAT LOVELY pot.....
    XO Kris

  2. What lovely celebrations and totally agree with your sentiments in last paragraphs ... And I'm sure your friends and family would much rather have you just the way you are xxx

  3. what a lovely post with celebrations and wise words

  4. A Happy Happy birthday- I love that picture of her with the 2 3year old. And...I love you just the way you are-prefectly imperfect like most of us- well,,,,except for those perfectly PERFECT people that none of us like!;>) xo Diana

  5. sweet pics of Gran....there are no perfect people..just people who think they are:) Have a great day!

  6. What a beautiful woman. The birthday girl and the blog writer!

  7. Happy Happy Birthday to Gran!
    How wonderful.


  8. Happy birthday to your mum. She certainly is looking very young for her age!! Lovely photos, and I love the first one with that gorgeous little boy, crossing the generations.

  9. Happy Birthday to your sweet mum. She is a lovely lady. I love the photos!

  10. Hope her birthday was wonderful!! Loved all you had to say and your photos are lovely!!

  11. Happy Birthday what a lovely day Pems Mum must have had..I agree with you 100% thats the type of person i would rather be too,and strive for..many blessings to you and your wonderful family. Carole

  12. Happy, happy birthday! That first picture is just the sweetest. Your mom sure is looking good. 92 years of age is certainly something to be celebrated. Glad you had such a nice day. Best wishes, Tammy

  13. Oh! I love that last sentence in this post! Exactly my feelings, too!

    Sending along belated birthday wishes! I hope to make it that long, if not longer.

    xo Nellie

  14. I agree completely, Happy birthday to your gran, you made me think of something I once heard about a comparism of my mum and her sister, my Aunt had a spotless beautifully decorated home, not a thing out of place , ever, our home was lived in and loved, my mum didn't collect objects she collected friends, I hope they say that about me as well.

  15. How I agree wholeheartedly with your final comments.. But the joy on your mum's face and seeing her with her great grandson, was marvellous and thank you for sharing... what a great age, and she does not look it!! Happy Birthday to her and many more of them too!! We are so lucky having our own parents still with us as we grow more mature.. mine have gone now, but lucky you, still having the time to cherish her.. all the best,.J

  16. Hear hear! And many happy returns to the lovely birthday lady. :)

  17. Completely agree with you... and Happy Birthday to you Mum. Jx

  18. Many Happy Birthday to you Mum.

    What a lovely Birthday lady. Pretty special years 92.


  19. Your Mom looks beautiful. I can see she had a wonderful birthday I 92 awesome.
    I love your words and I am a little emotional right now they hit so close to home for me. Your Mom's vase is lovely and the photo of your Dad in the back round is fantastic it makes the photo perfect. Take care and hug your Mum for m.
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog you know just what to say. I am doing OK. hugs B

  20. Best wishes to your Gran. You made her proud with this lovely tribute. You express yourself very well. You can almost feel the way you feel. Nicely done. You live in a lovely part of the world. I love your header.

  21. Happy belated birthday to your Great Gran. She looks like she is having fun. Have a great weekend. :)

  22. How lovely! Happy birthday Great Gran!

  23. Lovely post. Happy birthday to your mum!

  24. What a sweet post! She looks fantastic. Happy Birthday!

  25. Hi Joan, belated birthday wishes to your mother and it looks like she had a wonderful birthday celebration with family.I especially enjoyed your personal statement at the end of the post and totally agree!


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