Starting my EIGHTH year as I mean to go on.
We had a fun-packed day at The Cliveden with friends for my birthday celebrations.
When we returned to the house, of course there were more opportunities for photos …
After a lovely lunch and delicious cake, our lunch guests left –
and it was just us and Freddie guarding the grounds.
We checked into our room
And I finally I got to open my pressies. Everyone who knows me know I love treats more than anything else! So I think I am well stocked for a few months. Thank you. But I did get something else besides treats!
We needed some down time after the flurry of events.
All too soon it was time for supper. We got dressed up for the occasion, and met Fred in the Great Hall.
We were allowed to dine in the Resident’s Lounge – perfectly fine for us.
The staff loved us!
It’s been such a special day.
The next morning we finally had a chance to run around the grounds.
Woohoo Fred! It’s fab just being dogs!
But it was then time to go home.
Bye Bye Cliveden! It had been such an amazing trip! Thank you for being so welcoming.
May’s comment: On Tuesday I laughed a little louder, smiled a little bigger and life was just a little better. So lovely to be with friends and to celebrate life’s important moments.
At day’s end, when our lunch guests have left, I took a moment to go up to the first floor balcony to have a view of the formal gardens.
The sun was setting and there was just a couple sitting there – taking in the sunset.
As I sat with Darcy and George, reflecting on an extraordinary day, I felt emotional.
Grateful for friends to share life’s celebrations. Not taking for granted our being at The Cliveden House – a place that holds quite a few memories – and though I’ve stayed there with Darcy years before, this was a celebration – just like I had once done more than ten years ago.
Darcy’s birthday celebration started off with just us. And then a friend came along. And before we knew it, we were a party. That made it into an occasion.
A big thank you to Belinda and Freddie, Martine and Rusty, Rosaline and Yuuna, Tammy and Bruno, Saira and Lola, Ruben and Bella – for a memorable day. It really wouldn’t have been the same without all of you.
I don’t always see my friends but I know like stars the friends are always there.