It was The Bloke’s mother’s 80th birthday today, so we travelled up north to join the rest of his (rather large) family and close friends for a celebration at a lovely hotel.
The last time I met them all together was for The Bloke’s father’s funeral a few years ago, so it was nice to see everyone again in much better circumstances.
It was a really lovely afternoon – I talked and laughed lots, practiced my best ‘duck face’ with The Bloke’s cousin (during which I looked like I was having some sort of strange episode), joined in the family photographs and ate some pretty tasty trifle. It couldn’t have been any more British if they tried – awesome – and with a truly brilliant group of people. And I’ve developed my duck face technique too – apparently it’s all about the dimples at the side of the lips, which I’m getting better at.
That’s a lie, I still think I look stupid…
After a fifteen hour day, I’m now back home, but I was glad that after a horrible week for The Bloke, he was able to be around people who love and care for him…
I’m feeling exhausted and want to go to bed, but I agreed to post every day for #NaBloPoMo, so today’s description is lacking. However, I’ve got some exciting updates and a whole bunch of comments to reply to, so I’ll do that while hosting #SundayBlogShare tomorrow… Thank you so much for the crazy amount of support we got this week!!!
Hope to see you all there!!
Glad you both had a good time 🙂 Family and fun, always a good thing.
Do you call her Mamma Bloke? Lady Bloke? Mother Bloke?
Haha! I wouldn’t dare!
Sounds like a great bit of fun. Your so lucky to have enjoyed great company and so sweet to see the happiness in your man for being around his family. I feel the love in this post. Cheers!
Aww I love it when there’s love in the room! Thanks Steph!
You’re doing really well with your 30-day blog challenge, Suzie. You always write something worth reading and I always enjoy your posts.
Hope your Bloke feels more upbeat.
Thanks my lovely! I’m really enjoying it at the minute – it’s a bit easier than I expected! He’s certainly smiley at the minute!
Have a lie in. Enjoy the warmth of a shared duvet.
I certainly did! It was a duvet day all day! Bliss!
” It couldn’t have been any more British if they tried…” LOL
Well, perhaps some Morris Dancers and a pie would have made it even more…
Glad you had a good day! Sounds like you needed it.
Thanks my lovely! Good to hear from you – I saw you re-followed my blog the other day so I was going to drop by and say hello!
That sounds like a wonderful gathering. Everyone looks silly with duck face chuck 😆
Haha! Especially northerners!