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Thursday, January 12, 2012

A celebration for the Octogenarian of the family, or Dad's 80th Birthday party !

As I'm sure you all know, one of the main reasons why I went back to England over Christmas and New Year was because my dear Daddy reached the grand age of 80. So, here are a few of the many photographs that were taken during his celebration evening in London.

As you can see it was quite a large family gathering. It was a fabulous occasion....

There were speeches (of course) - left is my eldest niece during hers and to the right a photograph of my father replying. Needless to say there weren't many dry eyes whilst this was going on. I was the worst offender and unfortunately immediately had to repair my carefully applied (courtesy of my DD) makeup.

Dad's eleven grandchildren above all spelled out the name of his favourite footie team!! (Very lucky that he has 11 grandchildren, his own little football team!) Do you remember I have written about mini niece before? That's her on the right at the end, holding the 'N' - she is now 4!! My DD is number 3 in the line up holding the 'U' - she's wearing the dress we found in Singapore if you remember that post.

And here they all are, the grandchildren again with my parents.

Mini niece, Daisy with Mr SE. She was an absolute angel all evening - really enjoyed the whole time - no tears or whines even when it became way past her bedtime!

Myself, (yup, that lace dress has been rolled out again, - reckon it has done its cost per wear duty many times!) my father and my niece / goddaughter who lives in Melbourne too.

And lastly, the birthday King with his Queen, my Mother.....

Such a great evening and a wonderful celebration - a very happy occasion indeed.


  1. What a beautiful family and very special celebration! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  2. What a special celebration!

    Thank you so much for sharing the memories with us.

    Happy 2012!!

    SSG xxx

    PS - I love the dress and pearls.

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  3. Thanks Dear Deja and SSG for the comments.... and my pearls are my special Chanels from Mr SE for a special birthday 3 years ago...x

  4. What a wonderful tribute! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I've recently found your blog and am glad I did!

  5. Thanks Eleanor and thank you and a big welcome to the blog! Even after 2 years of doing this it still warms my heart when I get a new follower...x

  6. OMG how beautiful is your mother!?

    What an incredibly good looking family you all are..

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    xo Jane

  7. Happy birthday to your dad. I love all the napkins, all the grandchildren, all the smiling. Great celebration. And you, of course, look beautiful.

  8. Flwr Jane and LPC thanks both for your kind comments...
    Jane, yes the Ma is not bad is she? And she's got her 75th coming up in March! Thank you, you will now be her NBF for life!
    And LPC I totally agree; the napkins all down the table were lovely... nothing to beat a linen napkin!

  9. Your mother is very stylish..... What a wonderful party. You all look fantastic and so happy!

  10. Wow, I wish my extended family looked this stylish!
    The 11 grandchildren spelling out his favourite football team is just precious.

  11. These moments are absolutely beyond price aren't they? Such precious memories.

    And yes,you are a ridiculously glam family. Oh to look like your mum at her age, she is beautiful. xx

  12. Gorg pics AS! Love them. Think we may have a common theme for our posts this week. Haha. XXX

  13. What a lovely, uplifting occasion, and it's good to see so many happy people.

  14. what a lovely looking family, and so nice that everyone gets on enough for you all to get together like that.

  15. What a great turnout for a milestone birthday. I must say that your mom is gorgeous and you look fabulous too...love the lace and pearls, black and white always seems to appeal to me.

  16. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us!
    It is rare for me to see such lovely and happy people together : )!

  17. It looks like a fantastic party - and you look gorgeous. Now I'm trying to guess your daughter's name!

    PS Thanks for the photo.

  18. Wow what a beautiful family you have..your father does not look 80 more like someone in his 60's,and your mother is so elegant.

    You remind me of Helen Mirren in looks. Thanks for sharing your family photos.Ida

  19. Congratulations to the King and Queen and to all their lovely Prince and Princess's...what a grand occasion..I would think that there is only one way to go on an 80th...may he see many many more.

    Jeanne xx

    PS.. You look gorgeous Sarah!! xx

  20. How lovely! So nice seeing families celebrating together.

    K xx

  21. Thanks as well to - A farmer's wife (Mother v pleased you think she's stylish), Coffee Addict (glad you like the post), Belinda (again, Mother very chuffed with comment!), Sophie (yes, snap!), Mise (yes, it was such a happy occasion), Lilacs in May (yes, somehow we do all seem to get along all ok, mostly!), Hostess (glad you liked my lace and pearls, thank you), Mette (thank you we had such a happy time) TNMA (thanks for comment... POPPY - remember 11.11 - her birthday!), Ida (Dad sends special thanks, he says he likes looking 60 again!), Jeanne (many, many thanks for your kind wishes), and Miss Kitty - yes we had such a great celebration get together... Thank you all.

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