Friday, 14 August 2015

Friday Smile Visitors

I'm lucky to have the German branch of the family to visit after recently waving off the Brighton Belles. 
We are having a super time and yesterday was a very special day for my little grand daughter who was SIX! So lucky to share her birthday.
We started the day with her cards and little gifts (her main gift, a bike, is waiting at home in Germany) then we enjoyed a traditional family day out at the seaside in Southport. 
Fish & chips, ice cream, fair rides, then buckets & spades play time on the beach. The donkeys must have been on strike as it was the first time I had been to Southport to find them missing! 
Here the two little ones look out of the window whilst waiting for their fish & chip lunch in Jacksons, one of the oldest chippies in Southport.
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We made a simple cake covered in cinnamon cream cheese frosting and Smarties which was a great success. 
She will have a party and cake with her little friends when she returns home.
Still in her nighty, blowing out her candles at breakfast time!

 I remembered I had one of these super all singing, all dancing, candles (bought in the £ shop) and it was a great success....
We've used them for years but I'm always amazed that so many people still haven't had the experience.
The flower opens when lit to reveal the petals and candles all alight and a burst of flame shoots from the centre.
 We just couldn't stop it playing Happy Birthday!
   Have a great weekend and keep smiling! It cost's nothing and it's catching!


Barb said...

What a wonderful post with lovely photos. It sounds like the perfect day at the seaside. How special that you were able to share the party. I have never seen candles like that before. The look great fun. Barbxx

Annie said...

It's so lovely to see your little ones all well and happy Jo....I bet just that alone has you grinning from ear to ear. Hope she had a wonderful birthday.
Annie x

sue jones said...

Wow thats one big cake!! I have not seen one of those candles either they look fun. Have a great week. Soojay 4

Twiglet said...

Oh what lovely pitures of a very happy day for all. Many happy returns to that very special little grandee. I spotted the twirly skirt too I think! x Jo

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo happy Friday. Sounds like you all had a wonderful day celebrating with a your little 6 year old... the GK are just so special aren't they. Have a wonderful weekend Robyn

Hetty said...

Congratulations on your granddaughter! What a treasure to have her over and be able to celebrate together!

tilly said...

what a fun time you are enjoying with all your family...... I went to Ainsdale on Wednesday (made the most of the sunshine) and the donkeys were on there!
Tilly x

Helen said...

ah, how sweet! love the candle - never seen them before!

Anne said...

How lovely. My GD will be six in Oct. Anne x

mamapez5 said...

I haven´t seen a candle like that before! It looks like it´s lots of fun. How nice to be able share your little one´s birthday, and a traditional day at the beach sounds like the best way to do it. Enjoy the rest of their visit. Kate x

Lisca Meijer said...

What a super birthday! (well, one of them). The cake looks great! Good idea to make the 6 out of smarties. I also love the flower candle. No, I have never seen anything like that. Looks fun.
Have a good week,

Carola Bartz said...

How nice that you have your "German family" over for a visit and even more wonderful to celebrate the birthday of your granddaughter. Ever one of her birthdays must feel like a miracle.

Hettie said...

Aww bless. PJs and Birthday cake - perfick start to the day. What a great day at the seaside too!

Neet said...

Glad you are having a super time with the German side of the family. Sending love to all.
Hugs, Neet xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post and super photos, Jo. So nice for you to have your family over from Germany, and a birthday makes it all the more special. I have to admit I have never seen one of those amazing candles but will be looking out for them in the shops from now on. We're off to Southport this weekend - for the garden show - so will be telling my husband about Jacksons, he loves a good plate of fish and chips :) Wishing you a wonderful week. Elizabeth xx

PS: Loved your suggestion so my sunset photo is now my desktop background :)