A lot to do today as it is the celebration time for Joe’s 21st. I must muster all my energy for today. So I am ready and have Ruth at my side . We arose early and start shopping for the party, bags full of party goodies. Next is the balloon shop for helium balloons and these wonderful balloons that light up in the dark and change colours …
The next task is making the best chocolate cake ever from the guardian website what a treat this is , sadly my hands are getting weak now and scrolling his name with icing was a real hard task . Next to decorate the house and garden with candles and lanterns ready for darkness. Then prepare the BBQ and salads.
I then needed to squeeze in my food before people come so they don’t see me dribble and so I don’t grumpy when the bbq smells touch my nostrils. I think the hardest thing is a BBQ as I love the smells and taste.
Pimms made with ice, mint , lemons and cucumber , BBQ lit and the glow of the charcoal warms us up , the fire lit ( Thanks Pete) . Food ready on table , music playing in the background and Friends arrive and then Joe with his mates …
A magical night with guitars and harmonica playing , birthday cake blown out ,champagne sipped , friends and family gather round and the garden lit up with twinkling lights and candles joining the fire blazing away consuming the wood.
But I was disappointed with the rendition of Happy Birthday … I was so frustrated that I could join in! I did get them to do it again as it was a dismal attempt first time. I can still be bossy !!!
….I couldn’t do all this without my loyal friends we all work together like bright and colourful tapestry .
Another exhausting day !!! I haven’t time to be ill !!!
21yrs since Joe was born , time , it seems to go so quickly . I guess nobody would have envisaged that by the time he was 21 yrs that his dad would have died and his mum would have a terminal illness . A lot to carry on such young shoulders . I feel for him and I want this to be a good memory for him to savour for the years to come !!! I least I am still here and able to give him some special times still . I have booked in for a spa at Edale for his birthday day on Tuesday, a treat for us all !!