Vera's 100th Birthday
Saturday 10th August 2019
The main event of Vera's 100th Birthday weekend.
Vera's 100th Birthday
Erika and her third cousin Laura Jane having breakfast together.
One of the cats who seemed to live at the farmhouse.
Intriguing door at the back of the farmhouse.
Weather for the day not looking very promising but never mind!
Robin put together these lovely photo boards.
I particularly like this one of Vera sitting on the bar, presumably at the Lion Inn.
One of the pictures on the wall in the farmhouse.
Those of us who had stayed overnight at the farmhouse last night busied ourselves decorating the place this morning.
Chie at the front door of the farmhouse.
More decoration in progress.
Erika and Laura Jane on the trampoline in their wellies.
Erika's other third cousin Mar looking at the orchard.
Still looking pretty grey outside!
Me in the orchard.
Erika on the trampoline.
More pictures of apples.
Another of the farm cats.
Some final touches to the decorations.
The food was now arriving as well.
Seems I was busy welcoming guests and pouring drinks for a while - the party now in full swing, and here's Erika and Jessica having something to eat.
Lots of guests tucking into the party food.
I thought I'd go round and get photos of the tables - here's Roger, Candace, Gabriella and Jan.
Janie and Bec.
Me and Emily.
Jilly, Nigel, Roger and Robert.
More of Robin's friends I think.
Adrian, Tim and Dad.
The girls - all second and third cousins - taking a breather from the party to bounce on the trampoline.
Some blue sky starting to creep in overhead now!
...and the view started to emerge too.
Back inside, Vera opening presents.
...and now Vera's cake.
The closest I got to a posed shot of Vera and her three children.
Dad saying a few words.
Vera and her cake.
Definitely some blue sky now!
Barry, Robin and Roger out on the terrace.
Mar and Luke looking at the cows.
Now Emily has joine the girls on the trampoline.
Dad and his cousins Nigel and Sarah having a chat at the back of his car.
Jessica and Erika saying hello to Jess the dog.
Views from the house.
The considering sneaking in.
Jessica, Erika and one of the cats.
Good night cat!