Friday, 15 July 2016

Happy 18th Birthday

It's Eleanor's 18th birthday today. It's hard to believe that my children are all grown up, where did those years go?


This year, she's hoping to head off to university to study biomedical science, we're keeping our fingers crossed that she gets the grades she requires.

We're heading out shortly to a cafe for breakfast and tonight we're having a party where Eleanor's friends, family and family friends can help us celebrate, after which, she's heading off with her friends in to Leeds to a nightclub. Mick and I are also taking her out for a meal over the weekend so that we can have a more intimate celebration ourselves.

We're so proud of Eleanor, she's grown to be a happy, caring and thoughtful young lady and we wish her a lifetime of happiness.

Happy birthday Eleanor. xxx

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  1. Happy Birthday Eleanor, fingers crossed hope she gets the grades, have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Thank you. We're keeping our fingers firmly crossed that she gets the grades she needs.

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  2. Happy 18th Eleanor! The photo is lovely and it made go and look at the photo of you, Eleanor and I, taken two years ago. Have a lovely celebration, a good weekend and take care.

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    1. Thank you. The photo was taken at Daniel's graduation ceremony on Wednesday.

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  3. Wow, so many "significant events" are happening in your family! Happy Birthday, Eleanor. I'm sure that as your children have grown up to be such clever, decent people, parental influence must have played a big part. Behaviours learned from family in their early years will direct the rest of their lives.

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    1. Thank you. We've certainly got a busy year, it was my mum and dad's diamond wedding anniversary and Daniel's 21st birthday in February, Daniel's graduation a couple of days ago, Eleanor's 18th birthday today, and in August it's Mick's 50th birthday and Eleanor's A Level results day. I'll be worn out by the time it's my birthday in September!

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  4. You should be proud, Jo. The years fly, don't they? Wishing all the best to your beautiful daughter. Happy Birthday, Eleanor, from the USA. P.x

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    1. Thank you. I'm very proud. Yes, the years go by in the blink of an eye, I do wish they'd slow down a bit.

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  5. Happy, happy birthday to Eleanor! And congratulations to you and Mick - you can both be very proud of both your children. :o)

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    1. Thank you. We're both very proud of both Eleanor and Daniel, they've grown up in to decent adults and they're both happy, that's all we really wish for our children, isn't it?

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  6. Happy birthday Eleanor! Have yourselves a lovely day, evening and weekend. Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you. We're all looking forward to the celebrations ahead.

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  7. You forgot beautiful in your description, happy birthday xx

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    1. Thank you. I missed that bit out as I didn't want Eleanor's head to get too big, haha.

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  8. Happy Birthday to Eleanor. Fingers crossed for her grades.

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    1. Thank you. I think the waiting makes it all the harder, she just wants to know one way or the other.

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  9. happy birthday Eleanor.A quiet house for you in September.I remember it well and so missed the buzz of young people around the house.

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    1. Thank you. It's going to be very different when September comes, though we may have Daniel home again by then, we're not sure yet.

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  10. Happy, happy birthday to Eleanor. I hope she is having a wonderful day.
    I hope you all enjoy the celebrations.
    What a proud day for you both.
    Lisa xx

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    1. Thank you. She had a brilliant day and the party was a huge success. Two wonderful celebrations in one week.

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  11. Happy birthday Eleanor and wishing you all a wonderful weekend of celebration.

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    1. Thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed the party and we've still got a meal out to look forward to.

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  12. Happy birthday to your lovely sweet Eleanor! I hope that she gets the grades needed for the course she hopes to follow.

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    1. Thank you. We're really hoping she does, it's something she really wants to do.

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  13. Hoping that Eleanor has a great day. Time really does fly - it doesn't seem that long ago that I was 18! :-)

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    1. Thank you, she really enjoyed her day. Nor me, I don't know where the years have gone.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Eleanor.
    xx

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    1. Thank you. It was a lovely day.

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  15. Happy birthday! She is a beautiful young lady ��

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    1. Thank you. I think so, but then I'm biased.

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  16. Happy Birthday Eleanor :-) wow, does look eighteen at all.
    Hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating x

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    1. Thank you. We had a wonderful evening at the party and Eleanor continued the celebrations in Leeds until the early hours with her friends. It was a great night.

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  17. What a year you are having. Happy Birthday Eleanor, enjoy your celebrations.

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    1. Thank you. We should have planned things differently in hindsight, the celebrations have all come at the same time.

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  18. Many Happy Birthday Wishes to Eleanor.

    What a fantastic week you and your family have had ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you. We've had two really lovely celebrations this week, last night's party was a huge success.

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  19. I hope you had a brilliant day. Late Birthday wishes.

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    1. Thank you. It was a wonderful day, we all enjoyed the celebrations.

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  20. Happy Birthday Eleanor!! Here's to great things coming up!

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    1. Thank you. The celebrations are still continuing, as they should be after such a milestone birthday.

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  21. Happy Birthday wishes to Eleanor, I´m sure you have all enjoyed the celebrations over the weekend.Still more to come. xcx

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    1. Thank you. We've had a great weekend so far and the celebrations are still ongoing.

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  22. Happy birthday to Eleanor! I hope she had a wonderful time celebrating her special day. Have a good week, Jo.

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    1. Thank you. She's had a wonderful weekend with lots of celebrations.

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  23. How does it happen, all these years passing in what seems like the blink of any eye? Many happy returns to Eleanor, and wishing her a bright and wonderful future xx

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    1. Thank you. It doesn't seem two minutes since she was born, I've no idea how the time whizzes by so fast.

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  24. Happy Birthday Eleanor! Wishing you all the best for a bright future!

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    1. Thank you. It's been a lovely weekend, I think she definitely enjoyed all the celebrating.

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  25. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!! I hope you've been keeping well, much love, Tammy

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    1. Thank you. I think she is too, though I'm biased.

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday Eleanor. I hope you had a fabulous day. x

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    1. Thank you. She's had a great weekend, the celebrations seemed to go on forever.

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  27. Belated happy birthday wishes to Eleanor. Best wishes for the next stage in her studies, but first some well deserved relaxation over the Summer will be planned I'm sure.

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    1. Thank you. Eleanor's at a bit of a loose end to tell you the truth, I think it's hard for them to wind down after a period of such concentrated study. She's pleased that she's not having to get her books out every day though.

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  28. What a little darling! Sending all my good wishes, for her birthday and for the grades.xxx

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    1. Thank you. Results Day is edging ever closer, I think she'll be a nervous wreck by the time it's finally here.

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  29. Happy belated birthday to Eleanor - hope she had a wonderful time! Time does fly, doesn't it? Mine are only 9 & 10, but it seems like only yesterday when they were still in diapers!

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    1. Thank you, she had a fabulous time, I think she'll remember her birthday for a long time to come. Time certainly does fly, I just wish it would slow down a little now.

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