Friday, 4 April 2014

Month in Numbers–2 Birthdays

There were 2 special birthdays this month.  Mine (always special) on the 25th and my Mum’s friend Barbara was 80 on 27th.

I celebrated my birthday on the day with Lucy.  She took me to a lovely spa day at the Marriott Hotel at Lingfield race course (no races that day!)  We had 2 treatments each; I chose a ‘taster’ facial and nail file and paint, Lucy chose the facial and a back massage.  We had lunch in the bar (in our robes) and then spent the afternoon in and out of the sauna, hot tub, steam room and swimming pool.  We felt all nice and clean aftewards.  There were 6 people to my birthday dinner, a chinese takeaway.  All in all a really lovely day!

I was invited to accompany Mum to her friend’s birthday celebration.  Mum and Barbara have been friends for over 50 years!  We were intrigued with the invitation as it said that we were invited to celebrate Barbara’s birthday from 2-6pm and then afterwards for supper at her daughter’s house.  It was a surprise for everyone, including Barbara! 

We arrived to find a a large coach waiting for us all to board.  I’m guessing there would be about 50 of us all together.  We drove to pick up the ‘birthday girl’, then north for about 8 miles to Wiston House for afternoon tea.  It was lovely!

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Here’s Barbara with her 2 children, and a picture of me with my Mum.

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Wiston House has a really interesting history.  It is part of the Wilton Park conference organisation and has held important conferences.  Have a look at this history if you are interested.

Not so many numbers this month, but I am linking up with Julie Kirk for Month in Numbers.


Karen said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a lovely day at the spa!

helena said...

sounds like 2 fabulous birthdays

Julie Kirk said...

Happy belated birthday Linda! The spa day sounds perfect [well, I'm sure the robe-wearing at the bar might have taken some adjusting to though!]

And what a great location for the other birthday celebration. Were you tempted to put down your tea plates for 10mins and have a quick debate? ;-)

Thanks for joining me with your vital statistics once again - I've popped you on the board along with the others now Linda:

Happy April to you and yours!

Julie :-)

debs14 said...

Well you know what they say? All the best people have birthdays in March ;-) Not that I'm biased or anything! A birthday at a spa sounds wonderful - lucky you!

Hazel A.. said...

Looks like lovely celebrations all round! And from your photos it looks like Spring has arrived too! Have a beautiful April Linda!

alexa said...

What special celebrations you've had - a coach and tea sounds splendidly elegant but the spa sounds deliciously extravagant - belated Happy Birthday! (Won't it be funny for us all to be wishing each other happy Birthday on our blogs when WE are 80?). You and your Mum share the same bright smile :).