Tuesday, 28 June 2011

My Weekend - Gran's 101st

Over at Sticky Fingers this week's gallery prompt is My Weekend.  Well how fortuitous.  It's been one huge weekend here.  I have to admit that this year's party for Gran was left pretty unplanned, it was never going to be as big as her 100th but Her Next Door also felt too much pre-organisation might bring bad luck. After Gran's hospital stay we've literally taken one day at a time.

My Gran's 101st birthday celebrations lasted all day Saturday and for most of the day Sunday, with people drifting in and out the whole two days - it grew organically.  Her actual birthday was Friday but it has become a bit of a family tradition to try to get together on or around her birthday, with visits from family members continuing throughout June and July.  (Unfortunately there are only so many people we can put up in one go.  Last year for her 100th we booked all the B&Bs within a 10 mile radius). 

It was drizzling all day Saturday for the 'main' event, but that didn't stop us (or her) sitting outside al fresco.  It was very special. 

A few of the friends and family visiting to wish Gran a happy 101st birthday.
Due to Gran's recent health issues she is now sporting a catheter.  To be able to wear a skirt on her special day, Her Next Door ordered some 'naughy tights' with extra holes in stragitic places.  Her Next Door has never had so many emails from 'friends' wanting to get to know her better and Gran is quite thrilled about her new sexy tights.

Gran and one of her sons-in-law sharing a joke, in the drizzle.
I'd just like to thank everyone who came for the whole stint or dropped in for an hour or two.  It was a weekend to remember.  It was a weekend Gran will talk about for weeks to come.  We made some wonderful memories.  We're all very lucky to have her still.


Rob-bear said...

Congratulations to your Gran on her birthday. My goodness, a venerable member of the community is she. Glad you all had such a grand time. A good weekend, truly.

John C said...

Happy Birthday to your Gran! Send her best wishes from the Shetland Islands! What a wonderful tradition to have, I shall have to suggest that we get something similar going up here.

And, by the way, beautiful blog. Love the theme, the background, the styling... I can feel a redesign coming on!

Down to St Althan, your neck of the woods (well, Wales, anyway) to collect a cat on Friday morning!

Preseli Mags said...

Congratulations to your Gran. It's an astonishing thing to be alive for 101 years. I hope she's still enjoying her naughty tights!

chrisartist said...

Happy birthday to your Gran.
How wonderful for all of you.

mumsarcade said...

The only things that last in the end are family, love and memories.
I love your post as incorporates all three elements

Anonymous said...

Wow she's looking amazing for 101! Glad all had a wonderful day x

Chris Stovell said...

A belated happy birthday to your Gran and a big pat on the back to the person who came up with such an inventive way to enhance her life!

Congratulations to all of you on a special celebration.

Elle and Belle said...

Wow, what an amazing gran! Glad you all had a fabulous time

Lins' lleisio said...

Thanks for all your comments. I have passed on your good wishes to Gran, she quite likes the idea of being on the 'Interweb' and just a little bit famous... ;)

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