Here she is above in the early 1950's with my father - don't think they were married then, perhaps just courting. Wonder if she actually went into the sea that day with him? Not something that she is all that keen on now I know, especially not swimming whilst my father is something of a 'water baby' !
And here she is in a photograph taken fairly recently in January at my father's birthday celebration in London. Looking good Mother !
Happiest of special birthdays to you and only wish we could be there to share it too.