…..the queen came to the throne and…..
….. we were born!
So I invited lots of people from (almost) all parts of my life……
…..to a buffet lunch to celebrate (not on my birthday}.
There were family…..
…a pupil from when I first started teaching – who travelled down from Dundee!! She is retired, too, so I feel all of my 70 years.
There were also university friends and ex-colleagues ……
…..friends from my time in Kenya….
….people who I had known locally but had moved away, a school friend who lives locally and even people I hadn’t met before!
Then (most) people started to mix and chat, as I had hoped they would.
By five o’clock there were left friends who don’t meet up often and were catching up and family playing a game called “Dobble” – well the younger ones were playing.
So? Well, I enjoyed myself and others have said they did too. It was lovely to see people I hadn’t seen for years and to catch up a bit – it just needed longer to catch up properly with everyone.
(Thank you to Brian, Esther, Fleur and Jude for some of the pictures)