Saturday, 8 March 2014

Happy Birthday Linda!

It is my friend Linda Cresswell's 60th birthday today and we were invited to her birthday celebration at The Water Sisulu Botanical Gardens in the Nestle Environmental Center.

Connor accompanied me and we started out by visiting Scrapbook 'n Things in their new home at Colourful Corner Nursery on the corner of Christian de Wet & Dolfyn Roads in Randpark Ridge.  They moved out of a full house in Ontdekkers Road to a really small shop ... Although it is neat and nicely set out I felt really claustrophobic with only three other ladies in the shop ~ although it is in a nice setting with the nursery right outside the door and is very safe it is not a comfortable shopping experience.

We then went off to the venue to check on Marian and see that she was doing OK with the arrangements and spent the hour before everyone arrived helping Grace (Marian's domestic worker) set up tables and other odds and ends.  

We had a lovely lunch of mutton curry, chicken briyani, rice, veggies and salad followed by cake for dessert.  

Here are some photos Connor took ... I forgot my camera on my scrapbook table!!!
Steve said a lovely speech wishing his wife of 36 years a very happy 60th birthday ... They are a lovely couple and an example to younger married people.
Linda said a lovely speech and remembered all those people who couldn't attend
Andy (Marian's younger sister) and Connor came to take photos of Marian and me so we picked up our phones to take photos of them.  I love these two photos of us.
Miss Lua is getting so big
We had a pleasant trip home and after dinner we spent the evening quietly watching The Voice and went to bed early.


  1. What a nice day. It's great to have good friends.

  2. Such a lovely place to have a celebration. Connor took wonderful photos.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}