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...