the anniversary of the day on which a person was born,

typically treated as an occasion for celebration

and the giving of gifts


The pandemic stopped many events…


…however, family birthdays continued…


…albeit in a smaller format.

Earlier this year, we celebrated

the first birthday of our first grandchild.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Birthdays

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Birthdays

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Birthdays

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Birthdays

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Birthdays





a state of awed admiration or respect

Wonderment was an ideal adjective to describe

our Granddaughter’s reaction to some special

treats on her first birthday.

 Just lucky mum was nearby to

save her hand from the flame.






too attractive and tempting to be resisted.

Our granddaughter had an irresistible urge

to climb into the box.

Trouble was she had not, at that stage,

read the chapter titled

‘How to get out of a box’  😉

I’m sure her reaction would be

the same the world over!






kids ‘n’ treats


A still from a short video we received yesterday.

Just had to signify the day.

An open-air, family get together is planned

for Saturday along with up to 60 ml of rain,

according to the weather forecast.

Is this for me?

A birthday cake,

with all her favourite foods.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Kids-‘n’-Treats






*  all future generations of people.
*  the descendants of a person.




No 2 Son and me.

A quarter of a century later No 2 is now

Uncle with niece.


A Photo a Week Challenge:…Posterity







It is with great joy, pride and excitement

that we can finally announce the birth

of our first grandchild Charlotte Grace.

She was born on Tuesday 2nd March

at 8:13pm NZ time to

No. 1 Son and No. 2  Daughter-in-Law.

Charli came into the world at 42 weeks

weighing eight pounds and seven ounces (3.9kg).

Mum, bubs and Dad are all doing well!

Both of us cannot await to see

our first grandchild in person.

We are certain that Charlotte will be

a shining star in our lives.