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!