First of all Rhondi, thanks for inviting us. I've been so looking forward to this. Happy birthday, I hope you have fun today. For your porch party last year I had to 'borrow' my sister's back porch as we didn't have anything that would do.
Well, we still dont't have a porch as such but Keith has been slaving away for a few months making us a nice place to sit in the back garden and I'm hoping lots of blog friends will call in for tea.
Just come round to the back of the house and through the gate to the left of the picture, by the blue pot.
........take a seat on the deck. Nte the strategically placed cordyline? It's foliage hides a basket of ironing in the conservatory that I forgot to move!
Now, THIS is a perpetually hungry guest who arrived on the wrong day (there's always one!). She is unbelievably camera shy but I thought I should use the picture seing as she let me take it.
OH NO! Blogger won't let me bring up any more pictures. That's so disappointing because you can really see that we do occasionally get beautiful weather in England. Rarely is the sky such a beautiful blue. Well I don't know if I'm being unusually clever or what - Quite out of character if I am - but I may well have discoveed how to put them at the side. 'Ma' does it. Maybe they don't look quite the same there but it's better than nothing eh?
I didn't really know what to wear today so I decided at last on a really bright yellow top with a not-quite-long skirt in this colour with a pattern of feathers on it. It's very colourful and just the right colour for a celebration. You're all looking very lovely. The croquet hoops and mallets are on the lawn. It's a lovely gentle game.