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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Birthday Lunch

We all like to be remembered on our birthdays, don’t we, so I was thrilled when my daughter Nicky suggested we meet up for Sunday Lunch at the rather grandly named Orlando Country Club for a birthday lunch.  While we waited inside for her to arrive we watched the many keen golfers taking advantage of the Driving Range with their buckets of balls.

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Golf Driving Range

Sadly the grand-daughters couldn’t make lunch, they were away with their Dad taking part in one of their horse events.  So rather than wait weeks till everyone in the family were free, Nicky decided it was better to meet now, close to my birthday.  She came bearing gifts, flowers from her garden and an interesting wrapped parcel.

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Birthday gifts

I had to laugh at the birthday card, aren’t all daughters fearful of turning into their Mother?  And inside the box was a Led Candle Lantern, which will be just the thing for the caravan,   while we sit outside on warm summer evenings .

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For my birthday

We enjoyed a lovely meal in the busy restaurant, fish for us and Eggs Benedict for Nicky.

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Nicky and her Mum

There were goodies for Nicky to take home too.  A large block of parmesan cheese purchased on our recent trip away, and a big bundle of freshly picked asparagus from the asparagus farm when we visited yesterday.  Nicky enjoys cooking so these will be put to good use, I’m sure.  It was so nice to catch up with her, and see how she is getting on, as she is undergoing health issues at the moment.  With some months of treatment scheduled, it will not be an easy time for her and her family.

8 comments:

Janice said...

Happy birthday to you!! It as lovely that you got to catch up with Nicky. I do like your gift. You’ll look very stylish sitting outside your van.

Nancy J said...

A very late Happy Birthday, and many thought of care to your daughter. Together in love, will make the days easier for you both.

Julierose said...

I'm glad you had a lovely mother-daughter birthday luncheon--isn't that just the best gift?
My daughter is coming for a "flying" visit today--with a full time job and four children--all teenagers (heaven help her!!) she rarely gets away. I am making a nice chicken and rice casserole for our lunch and catch up...hugs, Julierose (Funny card lol)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

hope your daughter's treatment will have her better in no time and best wishes to her. I think we all turn into our mother's don't we :) love the lantern - we have an LED also for ours and were amazed at how bright it can be - luckily it has two settings so if we do not need it really bright it can be turned down at a push of the button

Karen S said...

How lovely to be able to catch up and spend time together as well as celebrate your birthday.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday. Lovely to catch up and spend some time together. Love that card lol! Wishing your daughter well xxx

Jenny said...

Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes.

Helen Cole said...

Happy belated birthday. Have a wee gift here for you. We had lovely sew wots this morning at Ute's Lifestylers shop in ohau. Bought some lovely fabrics which are very different. All made in Germany. We missed you & Moira. Next sew wots is at mine.