Friday, 11 April 2008


A couple of days late but I just wanted to share a few photos from my daughter, Claire's 18th birthday, which was on 09 April! I can't believe she is 18 already - doesn't seem that long ago that we were bringing her home from hospital. But then I think of all the things that have happened in the past eighteen years and they've been pretty jam packed!!

Claire has grown into a beautiful young lady. She has become more independent in the past couple of years and we've enjoyed watching her grow in confidence. We're so proud of her and can only hope that she'll go on to achieve her goals and follow her dreams.

Claire with her boyfriend, Chris, who came down from Blackpool for her birthday and to spend a week with us. Tomorrow Chris returns to Blackpool (a 6 hour coach journey) and Claire will be going too, to spend the second week of the holidays with him. Hope you get some decent weather and enjoy your second week together.

Finally, as I've mentioned before, my sister Norma has been over from South Africa since the Easter weekend. Unfortunately, tomorrow she goes home and we're going to miss her! The good news, however, is that she and her husband are looking to move to the UK and soon we hope to have them living in our neighbourhood. Safe trip home Norma and roll on December!!!