Sunday, 31 July 2011

Gwen's Birthday


We have spent this weekend in Birmingham, which is about 70 miles south of our home. The occasion, the 90th birthday of Mrs RJRs maternal Grandmother    - Gwen Carrington.
     
     

Pictured here, looking just like she did all day, full of smiles, in fact laughing and smiling seemed her natural demeanour for the weekend.




The party was held in a function room at the Botanical Gardens which was made all the better by the beautiful weather. Being the only sibling remaining of 13, Gwen had lots of nieces and nephews, along with her own 3 children and grandchildren attend, which made for a busy atmosphere.


The next picture is 4 generations of Carrington girls, Great Grandmother Gwen, Grandma Carol, Mum Joanne and Grandchildren Rachel and Ruth.


We also had a picture taken of the 5 of us together which is unusual, 
as one is normally behind the camera.


Mrs RJR's older brother tried to get in on the act too...


The Gardens are a really pretty venue for a function or day out if you ever go to Birmingham. Its a very Victorian style setting, with lawns, hot houses, bird Avery's, Fish and lots of plants with Latin names.




 Finally add lots of camera's, sunny weather and teenagers and you are sure to get some posing, I leave you with a couple of shots...

 




10 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

What a lovely family you have. Congrats to gran on reaching the big 9 0. She looks like a fun lady.

Diane said...

Wonderful day! Wonderful blog.
Thank you for sharing!!!

Geoff Maritz said...

Very nice post. The birthday party I attended today was also graced with beautiful weather but the young lady who's birthday it was only turned 11, a long way to go to get to 90. Congrats to granny.

Jenny said...

How nice! Happy birthday to her! I had to smile when you said y'all were in Birmingham, because I know you are in England, but my husband just left for a job in Birmingham, Alabama. Looks like it was a wonderful party. Great photos! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great photos and a fantastic occasion! Ninety is impressive. Glad Gwen had so many family members attend the party.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi John .. great day you all had - wonderful memories and I love your photos .. the Botanical Gardens seemed to offer a wonderful solution for a 90th with plenty of space to talk to so many relatives. Cheers Hilary

Crystal Pistol said...

You have a beautiful family.

I imagine Gwen has many many wonderful and heartbreaking stories to tell about her life. It would be hard to be the last remaining sibling of 13.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hi. One good turn deserves another. You visited my blog, so I wanted to return the favor. So, I say, hello to my newest follower ... and you can say hello to yours. You have a lovely family, and I got a real kick out of the pics of your kids doing the planking bit. They're great sports.

Cathy said...

Beautiful pictures. It looks like it was a wonderful day for you and the family.

Lynn said...

What great photos John, sure to be precious keepsakes. Congratulations to Gwen on such a huge milestone!

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