Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A birthday celebration

Last Saturday our middle grand daughter turned 18.

Lovely Caitlin
She decided to go out for an evening meal 
and invited all the family - children excluded.

When she turned 16 she didn't want any 'old' people there
and all the kids got to go. :)

I laughed and told her mother that she would 
either have a very big 21st (which is the coming of age party) 
or a very small one.

Anyway we all duly arrived at the restaurant
 to discover tables being moved and rearranged. 
They had set us up at four different tables if you please.

entrance to restaurant
Eventually we were all seated at two tables, 
'old' poeple at one and younger people at the other.

That was a lot better than 4 tables and we were
 all close enough to interact with each other.

Her older brother and his partner travelled down from Christchurch 
 - and brought the cake with them, arriving after everyone had eaten. 

He had been up until four in the morning making and decorating it,
with an emergency trip to A&E to get his thumb stitched up.

sweet 18
The cake looked even better in person, so to speak, than it does in the photo.
It was beautiful and delicious to boot. Vanilla cake filled with mock cream.

This is what he is training to do, and his other sister is inclined this way as well. 
I'm trying to encourage her to do a course in cake decorating.

Eventually we all headed home after a lovely night out. 
Grand daughter had not been really well and 
whereas she had been hoping to go out for the rest of the evening
 with her fiends she just headed home and went to bed.
She said she had a good night out though, so that's the main thing.

joining in with;

And that's it this week. 
Keep well until next time,


  1. Your granddaughter is lovely and such a special cake for her birthday. Have a nice week.

  2. Sounds like a lovely family celebration...the cake was magnificent!

  3. Grandchildren grow up so fast, happy birthday to your granddaughter. My grandson turns 19 next month!!
    That cake looks too good to eat!

  4. A fun time, a lovely granddaughter and a lovely cake. What more could one want for a night out? Have a nice Tuesday.

  5. What a beautiful young lady Diana!! I know you were glad to celebrate with her!! And that cake is quite the sight. I know it took a lot of creativity to put it together!!

  6. Happy birthday to your beautiful granddaughter! I'm sure the celebration was so much fun. That cake is gorgeous! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Your granddaughter is stunning. It looks like a lovely time was had by all. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

  8. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. That is some great looking cake!!

  9. Happy Birthday to your beautiful 18 yr. old...so glad everyone had a great time.

  10. That's so sweet that her big brother made the cake for her... and what a beautiful cake, too!

  11. Happy Birthday to your grandaughter. I think she shares the same birthday as my son. Have a great week!

  12. I hope she felt well enough to enjoy that beautiful cake.

  13. Happy Birthday to your beautiful granddaughter! The cake is absolutely stunning and what a wonderful gift from her brother. I hope his thumb heals quickly.

  14. What a beautiful celebration! And what an amazing cake!! X

  15. A very cute post and happy birthday to your granddaughter.

  16. That cake sure does look pretty. All those roses are terrific. I am glad she had a good time even though she did not feel well.

  17. It sounds like it was a lovely party - and that cake! Whaow, that's a masterpiece. Almost too nice to eat ... All the best, Bonny

  18. Oh what a lovely cake. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!


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