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Sunday, 12 March 2017

60th Birthday Bash

Colin's 60th and he decided it would be lovely to get together with his cousins and their families, most of whom he hadn't seen for years. So we got son and daughter-in-law, who are top organisers, to find a venue. Col contacted everyone and a big invitation went out.
Over 50 of us gathered at Debenham Community Centre yesterday afternoon for a buffet and birthday cake, lots of chat and looking at old photos. The first time ever that Colin, his brother and sister and all his cousins had been together in one place for photos.

Then of course we had to do our family
Two of my cousins came too and we copied a photo from many, many, MANY (about 55) years ago when Mum and Dad, Auntie and Uncle and us four girls had holidays together
Our eldest, our son-in-law and little Jacob came to stay in our new home for the weekend so photos of him too, he is crawling now so had a good time scooting about on our living room floor and looking at the toys we had collected for him.

Daughter in law had found a local bakery to bake a cake but slightly under estimated how many one cake would feed and ordered two. We now have a huge iced sponge here which will keep us in cake for several months!

Everyone asked Colin what he would like for a present and he decided to ask for some money to buy trees for our new little meadow which will turn into a " Colin's  Birthday Wood". A lasting legacy for people to enjoy.

Any volunteers to plant a couple of hundred trees next Autumn?
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Sue



31 comments:

  1. The party looks great fun and the tree idea is brilliant.

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  2. Lovely birthday get together. Trees sound wonderful. Hope they all come back to plant them !

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  3. Happy 60th Birthday Colin! Looks like a great party! A tree planting party sounds like a great idea!

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  4. Love a good cousin's bash! Happy Birthday Colxx

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  5. It looks as though a great time was had by all!
    We've never managed to get all the cousins together, we came close at my grandmother's 90th birthday party, but one cousin who was a police officer had his leave cancelled!
    It's lovely to see Jacob crawling, our GS rolls everywhere, but is showing no inclination to crawl, I fully expect him to just stand up and walk one day, just as his dad did......it was a hell of a surprise!!!

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  6. Looks like you were all having fun! Great idea about the trees - let me know when you want a hand with the planting - will the cake last that long?

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  7. Happy 60th Col.
    Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
    I love the idea of the trees-x-

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  8. Lovely photos. What a nice family celebration, happy birthday Col!

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  9. Happy Birthday Col, what a wonderful get together x

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  10. Happy Birthday Col. Looks like the party was a great success and I can see another one, maybe a big picnic, while everyone plants a tree or two!!

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  11. What a nice celebration. I think a birthday woods is a lovely idea. If I lived near by I'd love to help plant those trees.

    Hugs
    Jane

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  12. What a lovely celebration - and what a wonderful idea with the trees.

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  13. Glad you all had a lovely time.
    Love the sound of the Birthday Wood - what a brilliant idea!

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  14. Happy belated birthday, Colin.
    xx

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  15. If I'm in your neck of the woods next Fall, I'd love to help plant the birthday trees. I just had my 60th, too. Time to figure out the next chapter...I hope this 60th year turns out to be one of the best, yet! (For both of us!)
    Debbie

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  16. Happy Birthday to Col.
    I think planting a wood is a wonderful idea, and legacy for the future generations of your family too.

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  17. Love your new home and the great birthday party. The trees for a wood is a brilliant idea! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  18. It looks like a lovely celebration! The planting of trees in a special wood is a brilliant idea. If I lived closer I'd happily help.

    Did you receive your books from 'Rosie's Ramblings'? I got mine yesterday, there were 4 in total but unfortunately I already had 3 of them! Do you have any duplicates? Want to swap?

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    1. Yes, they were a lovely treat to open. One was a duplicate of what I already had ... Good Evening Mrs Craven by Mollie Panter Downes. Any good for you?
      colinorsue@hotmail.com

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  19. Happy birthday to your Col. How lovely to spend it surrounded by family, with lovely food and cake. Meg:)

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  20. Happy Birthday Col! I adore the idea of the wood. So nice to have family all together.

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  21. Belated birthday greetings to Col - happy 60th! The trees are a brilliant idea for gifts - I look forward to seeing what types of tree you will be planting.
    And - I'm in love with that gorgeous Jacob. xx

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  22. Wonderful pictures of a special celebration! Thank you for sharing them.

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  23. What a lovely time, especially just after moving, belated birthday wishes to Col, and it looks like you both had a wonderful time.

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  24. What a lovely celebration for Col's 60th. Great photos. (Jacob is a doll.) Planting the trees is a wonderful idea.

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  25. Ooh what a lovely birthday and wonderful gift idea. x

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  26. Glad you all had a great day. The photos are Lovely and what an inspired birthday present to ask for. xx

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  27. what a lovely family event. Just my cup of tea, where everyone can enjoy a relaxed time.

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  28. What a great idea for presents!

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  29. Happy (belated) birthday, Colin! Best wishes for good health!

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  30. What a fantastic time to ave everyone all together and I think the idea of the wood s a tremendous one.
    Lisa x

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