For about a year before I retired I’d been mooting the idea of treating myself to an old classic convertible. I had one years ago (An Emerald Green Triumph Spitfire which I loved but traded in for a caravette when our then dog Bodie became poorly which I used to take him on a last holiday to the Lake District).
Today my fab son in law Dan took me into an old barn on some excuse and said ‘Happy (early) 60th birthday’ pointing at something. It appears he and my lovely daughter Benita had bought me this Rover convertible in British Racing Green and he had spent months stripping it down and restoring it.
With the engine running and John Lennon coming through the sound system I was left speechless. I’m totally humbled but very very proud to have such a loving, thoughtful and generous family; although Dan still needs to finish off the car (put the seats back in) he had no option but to show me the car today as he has to move it out of the barn as the farmer needs the storage space. After the past few weeks I’ve had the surprise was a wonderful tonic; thank you so much Dan And Beats. X x love daddy x x
Really lovely having my eldest daughter Tracey to stay for the weekend #lovemydaughter
Really nice to meet up with my old friend and reader Brian Pears in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, while I was in the North East. As always we put the world to rights, in particular the education system and social care while we had a cup of tea. Newcastle truly does have talent! And what Brian doesn’t carry in that shoulder bag of his really isn’t worth carrying!
Naturally while in the North East we also caught up with my family Tracey, Bubbles, Mia, Elisha and Eden; great to see everyone x x CU all again real soon x x
Life has had it’s ups and downs. When I have down days one of my strategies is to count my blessings and one of my most cherished blessings is my family. This picture shows just a few of my Motley Crew and just looking at a picture like this lifts my mood and gives me the strength to face anything. Although I woke up feeling quite low today I’m feeling better already.
Having a night out with my family Gateshead Social Club. The main attraction was the bingo although I didn’t win anything. Having said that the free pork pies and company were well worth the trip. Tomorrow – hoping the weather holds – we’re off to Blyth, a coastal town in Northumberland 🙂
…….such a lovely picture to receive for no particular reason.
My daughter Benita following her old man entertaining the masses. Good job!
Nice to see granddaughter Bluebell (left) and youngest daughter Benita following in their auld daddy/granddaddy’s footsteps. Scrubbed up and ready to Rock and Roll Wales last night. Be lovely to see them later today when they arrive for a week’s holiday x x