Monday, 24 January 2011

Birthday Celebrations

My dad is the youngest of four siblings and today is my dad's elder brother's 80th birthday.

My uncle has three sons and they decided it would be a nice surprise to have a get together at a local golf club to celebrate his birthday, and arranged it for yesterday.

There were people there who my uncle hadn't seen for many years, and he was totally overwhelmed, but it was such an enjoyable day.

We had a carvery, and there was a free bar for all guests, my cousins certainly did my uncle proud.

There used to be many family get togethers for weddings and christenings, but as the family have grown up it seems that we only meet up for funerals these days, so it was really lovely to see everyone under more pleasurable circumstances.

I have to say thank you to Eleanor as I took these photos from her camera, for some unknown reason mine stayed in my bag.


  1. I love family get togethers. I think our next one will be around March 22nd, my MIL's birthday. We always ask her what she wants to do and she always wants to come here for dinner with the rest of the family. I guess I have got it down to a fine art now. Dxx

  2. Mum and I wre talking about how fed up we are of going to funerals - we cheered when we heard that someone had given birth! I could just eat that meal. xxxx

  3. Lovely. Glad you had a nice time.x Jacs x

  4. It sounds like you had a smashing time and your meal looks really good!

    I'm still in the middle of writing my 7 facts for the blog award. It sometimes takes me about 3days to write a blog post these days! :)

  5. Yummm I love a carvery and what a perfect occasion for it!

    Victoria xx

  6. Looks like a fabulous meal. So glad everyone had a good time. In my family we make the most of any January celebrations because it's such a dull month!

  7. It looks like you had a wonderful time and that food looks delicious...I know what you mean about family get togethers...its lovely to see family and makes you want to do it more often!

  8. The meal was delicious, extra nice as I didn't have to cook it. I just hope the next family get together is for something just as pleasurable.