Fifty Today!

Mandy 17Sweet Seventeen, how times change – and how the technology has changed!

I did most of my celebrating yesterday actually, I’d planned to go to Brighton tomorrow and when I spoke to my parents on Monday they told me they were going on a coach trip to Brighton the next day, so we swiftly changed plans.

We arrived earlier than they did and managed to fit in a huge slap of Birthday cake. Birthday cakeIt was delicious, a baked cheesecake with a meringue and peach topping, just scrummy.

And then we toddled off into the Lanes. And just as I was getting my camera out and taking a few pics of choccywoccydoodah (this is all made of chocolate btw) Brighton 50th 1 (1 of 1) Brighton 50th 3 (1 of 1) Brighton 50th 4 (1 of 1)This is their tasting tray, huge pieces of rocky road,Brighton 50th 2 (1 of 1)which were amazing.

It came peeing down, and then it started to thunder and lightening…. We couldn’t move, trapped in a chocolate shop, just imagine, ‘laughs’,  just as I got the phone call from Mum and Dad that they had arrived and were sheltering under some scaffolding… Brighton Birthday 9 (1 of 1)We managed to get out, run to a few shops down and buy a stack of emergency umbrellas and headed off to rescue them.

We found Mum and Dad and herded them onto the pier to have some lunch.  It was lovely, from inside the restaurant we could watch the thunderstorm pass over the sea whilst eating piping hot fish and chips and drinking some very welcome cups of tea. The rain had soaked us through, but with good conversation and a warming meal we were soon just damp and could carry on with our adventure.    Brighton Birthday 5 latest (1 of 1)Mum and Dad enjoying the day.  Brighton Birthday 6 (1 of 1)The day started to brighten Brighton Birthday 7 (1 of 1) Brighton Birthday 8 (1 of 1)and we wandered the pretty lanes.

All too soon the coach came and picked them up and hubby and I headed off for adventures of our own, which mainly included champagne, oysters and lobsters and jolly nice it was too. We got home soon after midnight, at which point it was my birthday!

It was a lovely, lovely day.

6 thoughts on “Fifty Today!

  1. Kelly says:

    Congratulations! 50 is an exquisite age. Hope your year ahead is full of love and adventure. How dear your parents look and how precious that you could be together for such a wonderful occasion.


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