Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Party Night

Hello Friends

On Saturday we had a party. It was a late celebrations for my birthday back in June. I was 50.
We all had a great time with family and friends.  I decorated the fairy, part of the, garden with some painted bottle flowers as I was too late for any bedding plants and the seeds I planted didn't grow.

Made a fairy village with L's painted pebbles.

I got some hanging lantern tea light holders, cheap, and made some fairies to go inside (sorry there're a bit small to see I will see if I can up load an individual picture at the end) The flower garland I made for the gala float. This will have to come down and be stored for next years two galas we have to do.

 and then I hung up the bunting  that I knitted earlier in the year. We got the chimnea going early as there was a cool breeze.

On the other side of the garden we put up the gazebo that I made for the gala float. Again though it will have to be dismantled and stored for next year. This was put up before we had tided up this part of the garden.
The opening you can see in the hedge M made. It's like a secret entry to the park (no equipment, just grass) at the back of our house and we set up a couple of games for the visiting children to play with and there was space for them to run around. Later this gap will be made bigger and made into a wood store for our fire wood.
There are no pictures of food, sorry. However I made a beef hotpot (reduced mince) beef curry (reduced beef chunks like shin beef) with reduced sachets of curry cook in type sauce mix (spicy) they were also padded out with vegetables, sweet and sour vegetables for the vegetarians, homemade garlic bread, rice and nann bread and I'm pleased to say that there were no left overs and everyone had plenty to eat. I bought the meat over a period of time and then cooked it up and put it in the freezer to be assembled on Saturday along with the garlic bread. It made things so much easier on the day.
I got some lovely gifts although I did say I didn't want any because I just wanted to celebrate and spend time in their company 
The fairy in a lantern
Next Saturday is the Thornton Cleveleys Horticultural Societies annual flower and craft show where I will busy all day (I'm the treasurer) I am also entering two baby blankets and L has many entries. I will let you know how we get on next week.
It was lovely to see you, drop by again soon



  1. A very Happy Birthday to you. My dad used to enter his chrysanthemums and sweet peas at the Horticultural Show in Thornton.
    Love from Mum

    1. Thank you. The show is 71 years old this year. Did your dad ever win? Why not pop along it's a great day.

  2. Happy Belated birthday! Good luck in the flower and craft show!


    1. Thank you. I'm only entering two things this year but L is entering 24 and hoping to come home with a trophy or two. Last year she had three


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