Sunday, July 06, 2014

Will you still need me...?


Friday was my birthday*. On Friday night, Daughter 2 came up to Edinburgh; and on Saturday, Son came down and we had a little lunch party, catered by the offspring - very nice and very restful. Well, it would have been restful if it hadn't been for the little people, who are lovely in almost every respect but don't really make for a relaxing afternoon. They both enjoyed playing with the polished stones that used to fascinate Grandson when he was Granddaughter's age - and he was interested in them all over again, though also played with his cars.





Auntie Daughter 2 loves her nephew...


... as does Uncle Son. We went for a walk at Cramond.


Then Son and Daughter 2 leapt around the garden for a bit. Serious professional people, my offspring.

* (You know that Beatles song, "When I'm 64"? And you know how, when you first heard it, you never imagined that you could possibly, ever, actually be 64? Yes, well. Seems I was wrong.)

17 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Isabel. From the sound of it 64 isn't half bad!

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  2. Happy 64th! Didn't that sound OLD when we first heard it? I am glad you had a sweet time on your day.

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  3. I remember thinking when that song first came out that I would never live to be that old......and now it's a milestone I have passed!

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  4. I am sorry to have missed your birthday Isabelle. I now have difficulty in remembering how I felt at 64.

    I like the way the Grandchildren interact, they seem, mostly, to be peaceful.

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  5. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, belatedly.
    I can remember being 64.
    Who does the lovely ( hand ) knitting the little people are wearing?

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  6. Daughter 1 made Grandson's jumper. I think Granddaughter's was just bought.

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  7. Age is a bit fluid these days Isabelle...64 used to be old...now it's just grown up...belated happy birthday!

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  8. Belated birthday greetings (and I do hope cake featured in your celebrations). Ah yes, that song. At least those grandchildren on your knee are not called Vera, Chuck or Dave (I'm assuming!).

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  9. Your birthday sounds lovely. It is so good when families are together on such occasions.

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  10. I love your posts Isabelle! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend -- as it should be! Happy Belated Birthday -- again!!!!

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  11. Husband has just had his 64th birthday, he was haunted by the Beatles' song too. I think he's got used to it now and is looking forward to getting his pension next year! All these milestones were unimaginable when we were teenagers. Met a school friend I hadn't seen for over forty years last week but within minutes we were chatting as if we'd seen each other the day before. It would have been difficult to believe when we met first, aged eleven, that we'd be still be in touch in our sixties.

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  12. It sounds as if you had a lovely birthday, so I will wish you many happy returns of the day! Good families are such a joy.... or joyful families are so good to have...whichever way around works best!

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday! I can remember being 64 and thinking of that song........But somehow, strangely, life keeps getting better and better.......

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  14. Look at this, last to weigh in on the birthday. Blame it on the fact that I've already got 64 in my rear view mirror! Hope it was great!

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  15. Not the last, Molly!
    Belated happy birthday, Isabelle. Lovely to see the little ones playing together.

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